from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Cords or ropes, especially the ropes in the rigging of a ship.
- n. The amount of wood in an area as measured in cords.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A set of ropes and cords, especially that used for a ship's rigging.
- n. An amount of wood measured in cords.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ropes or cords, collectively; hence, anything made of rope or cord, as those parts of the rigging of a ship which consist of ropes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ropes and cords, in a collective sense; especially, the ropes or cords in the rigging of a ship; hence, something resembling ropes, as twisted, roots or vines.
- n. The quantity of wood, in cords, on a given area of land.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords
- n. the ropes in the rigging of a ship
The researchers have also recovered fragments of knotted "cordage" - woven seagrass - that might have been used to make fishing nets.
Although the projected use of the fiber in the southern United States is for producing newsprint, a major current product from the plant is cordage, which is used for carpet pads, twine, rope, and fiber bags.
Usually one of these dead-eyes is held by an iron strap to the point where it is required to fix and strain the cordage, which is ordinarily a shroud.
The coarser parts are used for cordage, which is very serviceable.
They likewise make another sort of cordage, which is flat, and exceedingly strong, and used principally in lashing the roofing of their houses, or whatever they wish to fasten tight together.
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They alfo manufadture another fort of cordage, which is flat, and extremely fl: rong, and is prin - cipally ufed for the purpofe of lalhing the roofs of their houfes.
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Indians showed them how to make a kind of cordage, and their shirts and bedding were sewn together into sails.
They calked the seams with the long moss which hung in profusion from the neighboring trees; the pines supplied them with pitch; the Indians made for them a kind of cordage; and for sails they sewed together their shirts and bedding.
The fibrous rind is not less useful; it is manufactured into a kind of cordage, mats and floor-cloths.
Even then he left on board much that might be useful in case of emergency, such as cordage, sails, and clothing that had belonged to the sailors.