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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. 2017.
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  • Gallium-absorption was detected in it by Hartley and ramage in 1889.

  • As soon as he was gone, ramage opened the door and came out cautiously.

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant
  • Next, call attention to the conversation overheard by Mr. ramage.

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant
  • Mr. ramage, my own witness, I saw modestly sitting in a corner.

    The Orange Girl

    Walter Besant
  • I am now, at the end of several months, beginning to know ramage fairly well.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • Ay, he notices things, does ramage--non-antiquarian things as well.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • ramage's Calabrian tour of 1828, by the way, was an extremely risky undertaking.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • He notices things, does ramage; and might, indeed, have elaborated this argument.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • Such men, however, were unknown in most of the regions which ramage explored.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • She had not seen ramage for ten or eleven days, and she was quite ready for a gossip with him.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells

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