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rampike

[ram-pahyk]
noun Chiefly Canadian.
  1. a dead tree, especially the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind.
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Origin of rampike

First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain
Also called ram·pick [ram-pik] /ˈræmˌpɪk/, ram·pole [ram-pohl] /ˈræmˌpoʊl/.
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Historical Examples of rampike

  • 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