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Rampike: Noun, meaning ‘A dead or dying tree, especially the bleached skeleton or bleached trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning or wind; an upright stump, especially a burnt one’.

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The Oxford Dictionary lists the word as being common in Irish English, English Regional, North American Regional, and Northern, though what Northern means is unclear. The rampikes in my photos are English (above) and Welsh (below).

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