from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or business of manufacturing ropes or cordage.


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  • “For I have been obliged… I would not say that I have abandoned the idea completely—indeed, I hope not—but I have put it to one side for the present, along with my rope-making machine.”

    The Mistaken Wife

  • At the 2002 Venice Biennale, there was an interesting art exhibit called Ashes and Snow that was held within the Arsenale in the old rope-making factory called the Corderie.


  • Then the warriors, grasping their spears, and sometimes the young women armed only with staves, drive their herds to pasture: the matrons and children, spinning or rope-making, tend the flocks, and the kraal is abandoned to the very young, the old, and the sick.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • It is also used for rope-making, fishing lines and nets, clotheslines, sacks, wallets, colorful hats and others.

    Chapter 7

  • But I was wondering what these were made of, knowing a bit about rope-making: it's in the family as you might say. '

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Industries include brick-making, malting, and rope-making.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • These boys were apprentices to the rope-making business, and a few days before, while spinning ropeyarns, with the loose hemp wound in folds around their waists, the youngest,

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • The first is Robinson's rope-making machine, Fig. 32.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

  • Another industry carried on outside Shibahm is rope-making out of the fibres of the fan palm (_saap_) which grows wild in the narrower valleys; the leaves are first left to soak in water, and then beaten till the fibres separate.

    Southern Arabia

  • He had six little children to support; but he had no money with which to feed them, nor could he get anything from his rope-making.

    Filipino Popular Tales


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