Jimbo and I headed towards the ramp when the crew chief grabbed us.
“Weightless 11 times, they said—I only counted four,” he says as we walk down the ramp.
The blades are razor sharp and the ramp is finely adjustable.
Led by the color guard, and several chaplains, the detail shuffle-stepped toward the plane and up the ramp.
The ramp opened to a spring breeze and a view of snowcapped mountains.
But no one appeared in the open hatch; no one came down the ramp.
Barth strode up the ramp of his flagship, shouting out to his men as he went.
When he got almost to the top of the ramp, I turned back around.
Cal stepped through the exit and walked slowly down the ramp.
Twice again, before we reached the ramp they guarded, the angry attendants of the idol fell before our guns.
1778, "slope," from French rampe, back-formation from Old French verb ramper "to climb, scale, mount;" see ramp (v.). Meaning "road on or off a major highway" is from 1952, American English.
"rude, boisterous girl or woman," mid-15c., perhaps from ramp (v.). Cf. romp in Johnson's Dictionary (1755): "a rude, awkward, boisterous, untaught girl."
c.1300, "to climb; to stand on the hind legs" (of animals), from Old French ramper "to climb, scale, mount" (12c., in Modern French "to creep, crawl"), perhaps from Frankish *rampon "to contract oneself" (cf. Old High German rimpfan "to wrinkle," Old English hrimpan "to fold, wrinkle"), via notion of the bodily contraction involved in climbing [Klein], from Proto-Germanic *hrimp- "to contract oneself." Related: Ramped; ramping.