\ ˈrāmz \

Definition of rames

dialectal, chiefly England
: bones, skeleton 'tis said I be only the rames of a man— Thomas Hardy

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Rames.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rames. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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