May. 17th, 2017

rampike

May. 17th, 2017 08:09 am
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rampike (RAM-paik) - n., a standing dead tree.


Especially one that has been killed by fire, lightning, or wind, and no longer has branches. It dates to around 1590 (origin unknown), and now survives largely in Canadian alone, though I also see usages from the northwestern United States.

---L.

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