from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In well-boring, the rope on which the boring-tools are suspended and which operates them: so called from the fact that it passes over the bull-wheel.


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  • When it was Lee's turn, he straddled the planks of the chute above Pepe, leaned over to work his hand into the bull-rope loop, pulled his hat down to his eyebrows, eased his body onto the bull's back, and nodded to the gate man.

    The Body Ricardo

  • I tethered the cow there, and tied the great hide bull-rope, with its running hobble, strongly round the tree.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • When you’re the world champion, every reporter at every rodeo wants to interview you; every rodeo promoter wants you to attend his event; every hat, shirt, jean, boot, spur, and saddle company wants you to wear or use its products; and every fan wants you to stop what you’re doing, sign a few pictures, and chat about everything from bull-rope rosin to the length of your stirrups.

    King of the Cowboys


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