Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cable; a cable-laid rope.

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Examples

  • They tied a cable-rope to the top of a high tower, by one end whereof hanging near the ground he wrought himself with his hands to the very top; then upon the same track came down so sturdily and firm that you could not on a plain meadow have run with more assurance.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • They tied a cable-rope to the top of a high tower, by one end whereof hanging near the ground he wrought himself with his hands to the very top; then came down again so sturdily and firmly that you could not on a plain meadow have run with more assurance.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)—Continental Europe I

  • -- "Whatever you are," cries Adams, "you have spoken my sentiments: I believe I have preached every syllable of your speech twenty times over; for it hath always appeared to me easier for a cable-rope (which by the way is the true rendering of that word we have translated camel) to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into the kingdom of heaven."

    Joseph Andrews, Volume 2

  • Others suggest that the word we translate a camel, sometimes signifies a cable-rope, which, though not to be got through a needle's eye, yet is of great affinity to it.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

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