rames

plural noun \ˈrāmz\

Definition of rames

dialectal, chiefly England

  1. :  bones, skeleton 'tis said I be only the rames of a man — Thomas Hardy

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Origin and Etymology of rames

from plural of Middle English rame skeleton, probably from Middle Dutch raem, rame frame; akin to Middle Low German rame frame, Old High German rama pillar, support, weaver's frame, Old English rima rim — more at rim


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