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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

[rōp]
(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 campaigners on Belfast's most famous loyalist street say their area is being snubbed as organisers rope off the road and send the thousands of participants up the Falls instead.
At its head, 198-foot Palouse Falls twists in a frothy rope off the lip of a large basalt amphitheater.
"It's so absurd to pretend that you can rope off one part of science--especially one such as evolution, which is the central organizing theory of biology--and think that it won't have ramifications."
Hyam showed tenacity and brought up his 50 with a fine cut to the rope off Alex Tudor.
Legally, a restaurant had as much right to expand onto the sidewalk as a shoe store had to rope off the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.