Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by Matching Mole, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Matching Mole

    Matching Mole Senior Member

    England, English
    Term: rammel

    Your definition or explanation:
    Broken bricks or stones, rubble; waste material; (more generally) rubbish. Now Eng. regional. [OED]
    In extended use to mean seemingly useless or broken items that "might come in handy". This is my sole usage of the word (see quotation below). [MM]
    (Also refers to small branches, twigs, etc., left over from timber felling or trimming.)

    Example: (An example of the term in use)
    I fear for our future hoarding capacity. I can see in forty years our kids tut tutting over how much rammel we've got.

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)
    http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=coffeeklatch&action=print&thread=610 [source of above quotation]

    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it?

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