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  • And just at that moment, in Janet's room, which was neist to his, there cam 'a stramp o' feet as if men were wars'lin ', an' then a loud bang; an 'then a wund gaed reishling round the fower quarters of the house; an' then a 'was ance mair as seelent as the grave.

    Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Ghost Stories

  • And just at that moment, in Janet's room, which was neist to his, there cam 'a stramp o' feet as if men were wars'lin ', an' then a loud bang; an 'then a wund gaed reishling round the fower quarters of the house; an' then a 'was aince mair as seelent as the grave.

    Merry Men

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  • Would a homeless strumpet be a stramp?

    March 18, 2015

  • stair steps combined with a wheelchair accessible ramp - part of Robson Square in Vancouver.

    "I'm walking on a stramp. Great thing. It's a cross between a stair and a ramp" - Jack Webster news report 1978 on when Robson Square was built. https://youtu.be/1LclsiY5BTo?t=24s


    Performing a search - this is Scottish for 'to tread or to trample'  https://books.google.ca/books?id=PYpFAAAAcAAJ

    March 18, 2015