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  • noun Plural form of rampike.


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  • From the dead branches of those skeleton pines and hemlocks, these _rampikes_, hang masses of white moss, snow-white, amid the dark verdure.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • Beyond the trees, on the other side of the marsh, is the steep and high eastern bank of the Ancre, on which a battered wood, called Thiepval Wood, stands like an army of black and haggard rampikes.

    The Old Front Line

  • A few rampikes of trees standing on one side of this glen give the place its name of Ten

    The Old Front Line

  • Rising to a plateau where it wound back and forth through burnt lands it gave an occasional glimpse of steep hillside, of the rocks piled in the channel of the frozen rapid, the higher and precipitous opposing slope above the fall, and at the last resumed a desolate way amid fallen trees and blackened rampikes.

    Maria Chapdelaine; a Tale of the Lake St. John country

  • "The vein runs out on the face of a cliff, 'bout forty paces from the first rampike pine; there's three or four rampikes, but the fire hadn't gone far into the bush."

    The Lure of the North

  • The flames had burned off the branches, but left the trunks, and the long rows of rampikes sprang from the new brush, shining a curious silver-gray where they caught the light.

    The Lure of the North

  • Flocks of Wild Pigeons had been coming all day across the blue Lake of Cayggeonull, and perching in line on the dead limbs of the great rampikes that stood as monuments of fire, around the little clearing in the forest, they afforded tempting marks; but he followed them for hours in vain.

    Animal Heroes

  • Among those bleak rampikes and rocks and dark coverts he might find a range to his liking.

    The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life

  • The rampikes, towering trunks of pine, fire-blasted and time-bleached, lifted lonely spires of silver over the enchanted solitude.

    The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life

  • They were traversing now a high table-land, rather sparsely wooded, and dotted here and there with towering rampikes.

    The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life


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