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Below the round thing hung a square basket, with many ropes, and other things, fast to it.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
When the sailors are employed in shifting the sails, great care must be taken to avoid injury by the falling of any of the ropes.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
I need fourteen wire ropes, all pulling in different directions, to hold me steady.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
I have a big scheme on hand, and want to be on the field proper to pull the ropes and handle the ribbons.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Some years ago I injured the third and fourth fingers of both my hands with the ropes passing through them.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
He describes ladders of ropes, with wooden steps, and iron hooks to grip the wall top.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Isabel made a wild clutch at the tiller ropes, and brought the boat back into the channel.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A gentle breath from heaven makes the basket decline a little and the ropes creak against the hardwood clinch blocks.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
Most persons have seen a ship, and know the way in which the yards are moved, and the sails squared by means of ropes and pulleys.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
Fortunately he caught the ladder, and remained swinging and making vain efforts to hook his leg round one of the ropes.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO ROPES

  • advantage
  • ascendancy
  • authority
  • bargaining chip
  • break
  • clout
  • drag
  • edge
  • grease
  • jump on
  • power
  • pull
  • rank
  • ropes
  • suction
  • weight
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