Definition of Ropework

1. Noun. (nautical) The making, repairing, knotting, splicing and storing of rope, and the manufacture of devices from rope, mostly by use of the marlinspike ¹



2. Noun. A form of raised convex or painted decoration in the form of twisted rope applied to architecture, ceramics, metalwork and furniture ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ropework

1. a rope-walk or rope factory [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ropework

ropemates
ropemen
roper
roperies
ropers
ropery
ropes
ropesman
ropesmen
ropewalk
ropewalker
ropewalkers
ropewalks
ropeway
ropeways
ropework (current term)
ropeworks
ropey
rophy
ropier
ropiest
ropily
ropiness
ropinesses
roping
ropings
ropinirole
ropish
ropishness
ropivacaine

Literary usage of Ropework

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1. Aberbrothock Illustrated: Being the Round O Etchings in Miniature by John Adam by George Hay (1886)
"... ropework (28). The sheet of water shown here, and still better shown in No. 26, is a favourite resort for swimmers. The Shore (29), another of the ..."

2. Historical Sketches of the Town & Harbours of Greenock by Dugald Campbell (1879)
"The sea beach, which came up close to the north wall, began at the West Quay and continued unbroken, save at the ropework Quay, until it reached Gourock. ..."

3. The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports of Cases in the (1846)
"15, and the said Acts have been construed to apply to ropeworkยป ; and it is ... That no ropery, ropewalk, or ropework in which machinery, moved by steam, ..."

4. Old Glasgow and Its Environs: Historical and Topographical by Robert Reid (1864)
"The proprietors of the ground on the south side of Anderston Walk at this time appear to have been the above James Graham, owner of the ropework, ..."

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