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Ramage, n.2 Also: rammage. [F. ramage the song of many birds concealed in the foliage of trees (1549), also chant ramage (1530), earlier = foliage. Cf. 17th c. Eng. = the collective branches of a tree or trees.]The song of birds; the crying of a hawk. — a1649 Drummond I 60/4.
My lute bee as thou wast when thou didst grow … When immelodious windes but made thee moue And birds on thee their ramage did bestow
Urquhart Rabelais iii xiii.
The barking of currs, bawling of mastiffs …, rammage of hawks

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