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[ram-ij] /ˈræm ɪdʒ/
noun, Anthropology.
a descent group composed of individuals descended from one ancestor through any combination of male and female links.
Origin of ramage
1610-20, in sense “the branches of a tree” (1936 in this sense); < French, equivalent to ram- (Old French ram, raim) branch (< Latin rāmus) + -age -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • ramage pursed his rather loose lips and shrugged his shoulders, with his eyes fixed steadily upon her.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Next, call attention to the conversation overheard by Mr. ramage.

    The Orange Girl Walter Besant
  • The lighting-up pierced the obscurity of the box, and ramage stopped his urgent flow of words abruptly and sat back.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Mr. ramage, my own witness, I saw modestly sitting in a corner.

    The Orange Girl Walter Besant
  • If hate could kill, ramage would have been killed by a flash of hate.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Such men, however, were unknown in most of the regions which ramage explored.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • "I've had most of the things I wanted," said ramage, in the stillness of the night.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • He notices things, does ramage; and might, indeed, have elaborated this argument.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • ramage talked always about women or some woman's concern, and very much about Ann Veronica's own outlook upon life.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • Ay, he notices things, does ramage--non-antiquarian things as well.

    Alone Norman Douglas

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