from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose occupation is the making of ropes or cordage.

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  • n. a craftsman who makes ropes


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  • I was a dyer's helper in Pyonhan, a gold-miner in the placers of Kang-wun, a rope-maker and twine-twister in Chiksan.

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  • Her father had a small business as a rope-maker for the shipyards.

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  • She asked all the neighbours if they had seen the children, but no one knew anything about them, except that the eldest had not been with the blue-eyed daughter of Jacob the rope-maker.

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  • It grips it between its claws like a wrestler clutching his opponent, and with head and feet together rolls up its paste like a rope-maker twisting a hawser.


  • Antony upbraidingly tells him that his great-grandfather was a freedman of the territory of Thurium [107], and a rope-maker, and his grandfather

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  • The spider spins and twists its slender threads just as a rope-maker twists his ropes, only using its feet for hands -- for each fine thread in the web, which you could break with one touch of your finger, is made up of many finer ones, and thus rendered strong.

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  • Lieutenant-Governor relative to the provoking conduct of the rope-maker which brought on the affray; and thus this affair became the occasion of political consultation, which tended to intensify the animosity between the parties.

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  • On their way they saw a rope-maker, Lucas by name, who by his condition showed his great suffering from poverty.

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  • As has been said, Lucas was very poor and was a rope-maker.

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  • He went to Lucas's house, and offered the rope-maker a thousand pesos for the stone; but Lucas refused, for now he suspected that it was worth more than that.

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