Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as cage-guides.

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Examples

  • Krebs and Renard; and it carried all the necessary outfit, instruments, cables, grapnels, guide-ropes, etc., and the piles and accumulators for the mechanical power.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • The ferry lurched as its moorings were loosed and the strong current caught it, then lurched again as the guide-ropes held it.

    The Eye of the World

  • Mutters sounded among the tribesmen, and the Hyrkanians who held the guide-ropes eyed him with frowns.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • One set of guide-ropes held her in place at the point of embarkation, while swimmers on horseback carried another set of ropes across the river and quickly made them fast.

    The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

  • No guide-ropes, nothing, and the water boiling at the sag of the log to your knees, If you fall with a pack on your back, there's no getting out of the straps.

    Smoke Bellew - The Taste of the Meat

  • Two facts -- guide-ropes across a swinging bridge -- she held to for support in her sudden calculation.

    Sally Bishop A Romance

  • The hut was scarcely 200 yards from the ship, and the latter was not only a comparatively big object but was surrounded by guide-ropes and other means of direction, which if encountered would have informed the wanderers of their position.

    The Voyages of Captain Scott : Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition

  • The condemned felt once more the good dry land of habit under foot; they touched again the familiar guide-ropes of sanity; they were restored to a sense of the blessed revolution and return of all things earthly.

    The Wrecker

  • No guide-ropes, nothing, and the water boiling at the sag of the log to your knees.

    Smoke Bellew

  • Her car was a platform somewhat like that of the balloon used by Krebs and Renard; and it carried all the necessary outfit, instruments, cables, grapnels, guide-ropes, etc., and the piles and accumulators for the mechanical power.

    Robur the Conqueror

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