from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rope for pulling a wain or binding a load on a wain or wagon; a cart-rope.


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  • This ladder was a tall one, overtopping the wall by several feet; and Pascoe, remembering the wain-rope lying beneath the ash tree, had run for it, cleverly lassoed its projecting top, and, with two men helping, jerked it high and dragged it inboard with a long slide and a crash.

    Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales


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