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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).

Ramage, adj.2 Also: -ach; rammage. [F. ramage, in this sense (1611 in Cotgrave).] Of velvet or taffeta: Figured or patterned with a representation of branches and foliage. Also absol. as n. 1579 Treas. Acc. XIII 299.
Item aucht elnis of rammage taffatie
1579 Edinb. Test. VII 267.
Ane pece of rammage taffetie … price of the eln viij frankis
1593 Ib. XXV 153.
Rammage blak weluot
1595 Argyll Acc. 2 Jan.
xvj elne of figurit rammage taffetey
1597 Edinb. Test. XXXI 60b.
Ane kyle huid of rammage taffetie
1599 Treas. Acc. MS 43b.
1603 Household Bk. M. Stewart 10.
My goun of ramach taftie
1609 Edinb. Test. XLV 122.absol. 1578 Waus Corr. 193.
Stufe callit rammage

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