ropy


ropy

ropy [roh-pee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, rop·i·er, rop·i·est.

  1. resembling a rope or ropes: ropy muscles.
  2. forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.

Origin of ropy First recorded in 1470–80; rope + -y1 Related formsrop·i·ly, adverbrop·i·ness, noun Examples from the Web for ropiness Historical Examples of ropiness

  • Ropiness of this character is not usually communicable from one lot of milk to another.

    Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition

    H. L. Russell

  • The tannin by this time will have separated the azotized matter from the liquor, and removed the ropiness.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • Rouse the beer as the hops are gradually introduced, and, in some months, the ropiness will be perfectly cured.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • Word Origin and History for ropiness ropy adj.

    late 15c., from rope (n.) + -y (2). Related: Ropiness.

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