from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or resembling hemp.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Made of hemp; pertaining to hemp, or (by allusion) to a rope.
- Resembling hemp; fibrous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Made of hemp.
- adjective Like hemp.
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- adjective Made of
- adjective Related to hempen
ropes, i.e., to hangingas capital punishment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
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I think, though, of clean sheets, soft and thin smelling, and towels that would fluff if we had the money to not hang them on the hempen line in the relentless sunshine.
I know, I know, slippery slopes and hempen ropes and all that.
I was seized, hauled aboard, sputtering and gasping and screaming in the rough hempen net, air chasing water from my lungs.
Our only weapon is a simple sling with a hempen cord.
When she felt a hempen rope digging into her right ankle, she accepted that she was indeed caught upside down in a rope snare, swinging from the branch of a tree.
Pots, pans, and other household goods dangled from hempen and wire leaders like misshapen fruit.
That was the first squeamishness the Pathan had shown of any kind, but men of his race would rather be tortured to death than hanged in a merciful hempen noose.
Just as in the days when Old Ironsides sailed the seas victorious with her hempen shrouds and hempen sails.
For centuries prior to about 1850, all the ships that sailed the western seas were rigged with hempen rope and sails.
I will most certainly doll myself up in my best pleather pants and hempen baja (and if it's wet wintery day, my lush faux-fur-lined galoshes) to celebrate.