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He was a short, lean man with a leathery face and long, black ropy hair, and beady black eyes that caught the light like a cat's.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
Near the Guardian Rocks large masses of ropy lava are found which suggest ejected bombs.
MOUNT RAINIERVARIOUS
Put a pint of clean sugar to a pint of juice, and boil it slowly, till it becomes ropy.
THE AMERICAN FRUGAL HOUSEWIFELYDIA M. CHILD
All I could see then was a bunch of black ropy arms tangled around what looked like, as Putz described it to you, an ostrich.
A MARTIAN ODYSSEYSTANLEY GRAUMAN WEINBAUM
The wet shirt clinging close to his body outlined well-knit shoulders, ropy-muscled arms.
BIG TIMBERBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But he marveled again and again at the hungry things that made a mesh of ropy strands across the smooth area about the ship.
THE FINDING OF HALDGRENCHARLES WILLARD DIFFIN
He looked sidewise more slyly, whisked his ropy tail more demurely, and kicked his nearest neighbors more viciously than ever.
TWO ARROWSWILLIAM O. STODDARD
One is a specimen of hyalite—a sort of ropy, waxy glass-bubble holding water inside.
RUSKIN RELICSW. G. COLLINGWOOD
The fog, broken into thousands of white, ropy wreaths, was swept away upward.
THE YOUNG ALASKANSEMERSON HOUGH
It was also slimy and ropy; and was drank only as a means and a wretched one of prolonging life.
JACK IN THE FORECASTLEJOHN SHERBURNE SLEEPER
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WORDS RELATED TO ROPY

  • caked
  • clabbered
  • close
  • clotted
  • coagulated
  • compact
  • compressed
  • concrete
  • condensed
  • congealed
  • consolidated
  • crowded
  • curdled
  • deep
  • firm
  • fixed
  • gelatinous
  • gloppy
  • gooey
  • gummous
  • gummy
  • gunky
  • heavy
  • impenetrable
  • impervious
  • jellied
  • opaque
  • ossified
  • ropy
  • set
  • sloppy
  • solid
  • solidified
  • stiff
  • syrupy
  • turbid
  • viscid
  • viscous
  • vitrified
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