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Ramous

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Ra'mous. adj. [from ramus, Latin.] Branchy; consisting of branches.

Which vast contraction and expansion seems unintelligible, by feigning the particles of air to be springy and ramous, or rolled up like hoops, or by any other means than a repulsive power. Newton's Opticks.

A ramous efflorescence, of a fine white spar, found hanging from a crust of like spar, at the top of an old wrought cavern. Woodward on Fossils.

Sources: Newton, Isaac (40) · Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Ramous." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 13, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19723.


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