ropery


ropery

ropery [roh-puh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural rop·er·ies.

  1. a place where ropes are made.
  2. Archaic. knavery; roguery.

Origin of ropery First recorded in 1325–75, ropery is from the Middle English word roperie. See rope, -ery 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.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete

    George Meredith

  • A ropery at Devonport produces half the hempen ropes used in the navy.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3

    Various

  • Poor little James has come down to the ropery, to see the men make string.

    Child-Land

    Oscar Pletsch

  • Your father raised £1500 on the Nanscawne lands, and spent it on cards and ropery.

    Shining Ferry

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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