Ramping: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature RampingMark's, one of them poised in midair with his ramping legs in a sling.ndash;Robert Herrick (1868-1938) in The World Decision.The gray car ramped through my dreams; so did Van Blarcom; and between sleeping and waking, I pictured my coming interview with the girl, her probable terror, the force and menaces I should have to use, our hurried flight.ndash;Marion Polk Angellotti in The Firefly Of France.Our perversity converted a trustful, gentle creature temporarily into a ramping rogue.ndash;E.J. Banfield in My Tropic Isle.For the sun being now in the height of August, and having much harvest to ripen, at middle day came ramping down the little street of Shoxford like the chairman of the guild of bakers.ndash;R.D. Blackmore in Erema.The next moment, bleeding and fainting, I was lying among the foul straw with a line of friendly bars between me and the creature which ramped so frantically against them.ndash;Arthur Conan Doyle in Tales of Terror & Mystery.Then they stepped together and fought freshly, smiting and thrusting, ramping and reeling, panting, snorting, and scattering blood, for the space of two hours.ndash;Henry van Dyke in The Blue Flower.Then the wild boar, being so stout and so strong, Wind well thy horn, good hunter; Thrashed down the trees as he ramped him along, To Sir Ryalas, the jovial hunter.ndash;Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of EnglandI ramped and I stamped; I banned and I bellowed like desperation.ndash;John Galt in The Provost.He had his chin on his paws, and I should say he was meditating about things. Oh, yes, a peaceable sort o beast enough, and not ramping or carrying on or doing anything but what was quite right and proper.ndash;Kenneth Grahame in Dream Days.The great sow had been an awful beast, while ramping about the woods and fields, but was a pleasant object enough when cut up into joints, and smoking on I know not how many dinner tables.ndash;Nathaniel Hawthorne in Tanglewood Tales.
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