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  • noun Plural form of manrope.

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Examples

  • Here comes Slothrop now, down a ladder to the main deck, bounced by the rolling off of alternate manropes, feeling none too keen.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • "Man the side -- gangway lanterns there," quoth the officer on duty; and by the time we were close to, there were two sidesmen over the side with the manropes ready stuck out to our grasp, and two boys with lanterns above them.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 579, December 8, 1832

  • It seemed a pity to go to work at such a time; and if we could only have sat in the windlass again; or if they would have let me go out on the bowsprit, and lay down between the manropes there, and look over at the fish in the water, and think of home, I should have been almost happy for a time.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • "Man the side -- gangway lanterns there," quoth the officer on duty; and by the time we were close to, there were two sidesmen over the side with the manropes ready stuck out to our grasp, and two boys with lanterns above them.

    Tom Cringle's Log

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