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rope:

see cordagecordage
, collective name for rope and other flexible lines. It is used for such purposes as wrapping, hauling, lifting, and power transmission. Early man used strips of hide, animal hair, and plant materials.
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What does it mean when you dream about a rope?

If we are tied down, a rope can be what we feel is holding us back. If we dream about tying up someone else, it could represent our efforts to restrain ourselves, perhaps holding back desires. (See also Chains).

rope

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(materials)
A long, flexible object which consists of many strands of wire, plastic, or vegetable fiber such as manila.
(ordnance)
A form of confusion reflector consisting of long strips of metal foil, sometimes used with tiny parachutes to reduce the rate of fall.

rope

A strong thick line, comprised of a number of twisted or braided strands of fiber (such as hemp) or of wire (see wire rope).

rope

1. 
a. a fairly thick cord made of twisted and intertwined hemp or other fibres or of wire or other strong material
b. (as modifier): a rope bridge
2. on the ropes Boxing driven against the ropes enclosing the ring by an opponent's attack
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For the 50th anniversary of the show's debut, the cable channel TV Land wanted to restore the original intro, showing an animated Desi and Lucy climbing ropes down the side of a pack of Phillip Morris cigarettes, the show's sponsor.
We had three of them, all covered with wooden decks equipped with trap-doors in order that the cream cans and butter could be hung from ropes down into the well during hot weather.
Then he went to England and after learning the ropes down there, he has won the European Cup Winners' Cup but the prize he really wants is the European Cup.
About three dozen firefighters, including members of the Urban Search and Rescue Team, lowered themselves on ropes down the canyon to get to the injured man.
They lowered ropes down which they tied around the pensioner and then lifted him on to a stretcher.