Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or business of manufacturing ropes or cordage.
““For I have been obliged… I would not say that I have abandoned the idea completely—indeed, I hope not—but I have put it to one side for the present, along with my rope-making machine.””
“At the 2002 Venice Biennale, there was an interesting art exhibit called Ashes and Snow that was held within the Arsenale in the old rope-making factory called the Corderie.”
“Then the warriors, grasping their spears, and sometimes the young women armed only with staves, drive their herds to pasture: the matrons and children, spinning or rope-making, tend the flocks, and the kraal is abandoned to the very young, the old, and the sick.”
“It is also used for rope-making, fishing lines and nets, clotheslines, sacks, wallets, colorful hats and others.”
“But I was wondering what these were made of, knowing a bit about rope-making: it's in the family as you might say. ”
“Industries include brick-making, malting, and rope-making.”
“These boys were apprentices to the rope-making business, and a few days before, while spinning ropeyarns, with the loose hemp wound in folds around their waists, the youngest,”
“The first is Robinson's rope-making machine, Fig. 32.”
“Another industry carried on outside Shibahm is rope-making out of the fibres of the fan palm (_saap_) which grows wild in the narrower valleys; the leaves are first left to soak in water, and then beaten till the fibres separate.”
“He had six little children to support; but he had no money with which to feed them, nor could he get anything from his rope-making.”
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