Definitions

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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Examples

  • In the end there came a series of twitches at the hook-rope.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • For some time we tried the hook-rope and other means of scaling it, but without success, -- that is, without perfect success.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • He took to his crutches, and I ordered the hook-rope to be laid aside.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • For some time we tried the hook-rope and other means of scaling it, but without success -- that is, without perfect success.

    A Tramp Abroad — Volume 06

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