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In this obsolete usage, rampant describes a horse (Bob Cratchit has been pretending to be a horse for Tiny Tim) rearing up on its hind legs.

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In "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, the term "rampant" refers to something that is unrestrained, unchecked, or widespread. It is often used to describe negative qualities like greed or selfishness, which are depicted through the character of Ebenezer Scrooge in the novel.

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