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rampike

[ram-pahyk] /ˈræmˌpaɪk/
noun, Chiefly Canadian.
1.
a dead tree, especially the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind.
Also called rampick
[ram-pik] /ˈræmˌpɪk/ (Show IPA),
rampole
[ram-pohl] /ˈræmˌpoʊl/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of rampike
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; origin uncertain
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  • As for the meat, rampike and Steve could help him bring that in, later on.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • "So that's the carcase as we have to watch," said rampike's voice in Ned's ear.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • What if after all rampike should not be at the dug-out, or, if there, should be himself short of grub?

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • The speaker was rampike, and he spoke with the emphasis of conviction.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • This was what really happened, but to rampike and the rest it seemed that the dead wrote.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • "Looks as if that Chinee corpse had bin laughin' at us after all," muttered rampike.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • She could see, in a broken fashion, to the very foot of the rampike, across which lay a huge fallen trunk.

    The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts
  • And so saying rampike laid aside his shovel, put on his coat, and led the way down to a big tent in the middle of the mining camp.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • Old rampike saw his mood, and laying his hand on his shoulder gave him a friendly shake.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • For a few moments rampike twisted and turned the note about, trying to decipher the faint pencil-marks in the dim light.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley

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