from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Australia, to rope or lasso by the leg with a noosed rope.


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  • Perhaps in attempting to subdue livestock the Aussies have misinterpreted the classic French seduction technique - le grope.

    February 22, 2018

  • That's just mean!

    February 22, 2018

  • If a leg-rope doesn't work, try an ear-rope.

    February 22, 2018

  • *Waltzing Mabilba

    February 21, 2018

  • Up rode the plethora, mounted on her thoroughbred

    Up rode the Word Police, one two three

    'Unbound yon marsupial! Leg-ropes are a tad kinkee

    Or you'll come a-waltzing matilda with me.'

    February 21, 2018

  • And the leg rope expert was arrested for trapping a protected species.

    February 21, 2018

  • once a jolly bilby

    camped by a billabong

    under the shade of a coolabah tree

    and he sang as he snipped his leg-rope and hopped away free

    you'll come a-waltzing matilda with me

    February 20, 2018

  • NZ, Australian

    1(in surfing) a rope attached to a surfboard and tied to the surfer's ankle to prevent the board being washed away by the surf.

    In order to relocate a pesky, trespassing bilby, a leg-rope expert was hired.

    February 20, 2018