from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sport of pulling at a rope, the contending parties endeavoring to pull one another over a line marked on the ground between them. See tug of war, under tug, and also the quotation.
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Behind us a young trainee is being tested by an instructor on his rope-pulling prowess – trainees have to be able to recover 50m of rope with a 15kg weight attached in 90 seconds if they are to become crew.
Why did wolves readily learn the rope-pulling task?
After an hour's digging, dragging, and rope-pulling, the horse was standing on solid turf, a new pool had been added to the
It seemed as if he preferred to tire himself out with unnecessary rope-pulling, and then retire to his berth the moment that dinner was over, rather than go on deck.
His fingers, bent and calloused with rope-pulling, trembled as he fingered the seam of his trousers.
An awful lot of rope-pulling to get that mower started again.)