ropery [roh-puh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural rop·er·ies.
- a place where ropes are made.
- Archaic. knavery; roguery.
Origin of ropery First recorded in 1325–75, ropery is from the Middle English word roperie. See, Examples from the Web for ropery Historical Examples of ropery
You were born of ropery, and you go at it straight, like a webfoot to water.
A ropery at Devonport produces half the hempen ropes used in the navy.
Poor little James has come down to the ropery, to see the men make string.
Your father raised £1500 on the Nanscawne lands, and spent it on cards and ropery.
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch