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  • adj. wild; untamed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wild; untamed.
  • n. Boughs or branches.
  • n. Warbling of birds in trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having left, the nest and begun to sit upon the branches: said of birds.
  • Hence Wild or savage; untamed.
  • Also ramish, rammish.
  • n. The branching of trees or plants; branches collectively.
  • n. The warbling of birds among branches; bird-song.
  • n. A branch of a pedigree; lineage; kindred.
  • n. Courage.
  • n. Same as rummage.


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  • Bly writes: ‘Wanting Sumptuous Heavens’ is written in a form called the ramage.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • Twenty feet below the bluff the oily flood of the Sutlej was swirling by in full spate, the bubbling brown surface strewn with ramage which was piling up against the great bridge of boats, four hundred yards long and anchored by massive chains, that spanned the river to the southern shore.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • A ramage of trees, which, if leafless now, was at least dense enough to provide an effective lattice.


  • Both the numerical proportions of evergreens to other greens, and the scheme of their distribution, are quite as correct and effective for contrast and background to the transient foliage and countless flowers of July as amid the bare ramage of January.

    The Amateur Garden

  • His white hair, powdered and dressed _à l'oiseau royale_; his Persian slippers and _robe de chambre, à grand ramage_, (we hope, reader, you have a French dictionary near you) spoke of principles as old as his toilet.

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831

  • The US has two choices, choice one: defend the seduction, causing even more ramage to American's international rep**ation, or send the child back to his only pathological and shoving parent (ding ring ring common fence) and thereby kiss off a few rich nationalists in Rio.


  • The cartoon makes little sense outside of the context of the news cycle (there was a chimp on the ramage that week).



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  • The boy was a bit of a peeper,

    A stealthy arboreal creeper.

    He'd hide in the ramage

    To glimpse some young mammage

    Or spy on an unknowing sleeper.

    October 25, 2014

  • The pseudo-French pronunciation recorded by john is unattested. In the sense of "tree branches" ramage dates back in English to the mid-1600s, and its pronunciation has long been anglicized. Ramage should rhyme with damage. — The Orthoepist

    June 9, 2010

  • n. 1. Boughs or branches.

    2. Warbling of birds in trees.

    a. 1. Wild; untamed.

    Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

    November 21, 2008

  • ramage - branches such as in ramifications; possibilities

    January 9, 2007