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ramage

[ram-ij]
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noun Anthropology.
  1. a descent group composed of individuals descended from one ancestor through any combination of male and female links.
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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
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  • Gallium-absorption was detected in it by Hartley and Ramage in 1889.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century

    Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke

  • 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