rammel

Matching Mole

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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]
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rammel
http://www.wordnik.com/words/rammel

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