from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a rope six or eight fathoms long, with a hook and thimble spliced at one end, and whipped at the other, used in dragging chain cables out of the lockers, etc.
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In the end there came a series of twitches at the hook-rope.
For some time we tried the hook-rope and other means of scaling it, but without success, -- that is, without perfect success.
He took to his crutches, and I ordered the hook-rope to be laid aside.
For some time we tried the hook-rope and other means of scaling it, but without success -- that is, without perfect success.
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