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Definition of Ropelike
1. resembling a rope [adj]
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Literary usage of Ropelike
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Prepalatial Cemeteries at Mochlos and Gournia and the House Tombs of by Jeffrey S. Soles (1992)
"Two varieties are represented, one in which the figure carries a small jug and possesses ropelike arms, and an EM III variety in which the breasts are ..."
2. Iron-depositing Bacteria and Their Geologic Relations by Edmund Cecil Harder (1919)
"Perhaps the most common form is a short twisted ropelike thread consisting ... The ropelike forms of Gallionella vary considerably in width from end to end, ..."
3. Professional Paper by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1919)
"At present the term Gallionella is restricted to the ropelike form that consists of ... Perhaps the most common form is a short twisted ropelike thread ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"To represent the eyes pieces of glass or colored enamel were inserted ; the treatment of the hair in long ropelike twists suggests a metal rather than a ..."
5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"A heavy, ropelike cord with large silk tassels attached the picture to its hook, and the cord was twisted, as though some one had turned the picture about ..."
6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"streams of pale blood trickled from the skin. I observed on the back ropelike masses of apparently- muscular fibre hanging in festoons and ..."