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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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At three in the afternoon we were nearly dead with exhaustion--and still the rope was slowly gliding out.
Ever Ben Bolt leaped to retaliate, but was thrown by the ten men tailed on to the rope, and, each time, even as he struck the floor on his side, Mulcachy was upon him, pounding, smashing, jabbing.
Lip-lip might face the pack, but he could not face that whip, and all that was left him to do was to keep his long rope taut and his flanks ahead of the teeth of his mates.
He wanted to hear more, and when his opponent arose he maneuvered the fight into a clinch over against the ropes.
The ape-man had acted so quickly that he had been unable to prepare himself to withstand the strain and shock of Numa's great weight upon the rope, and so it was that though the rope stopped the beast before his mighty talons could fasten themselves in the flesh of the black, the strain overbalanced Tarzan, who came tumbling to the ground not six paces from the infuriated animal.
The little man backed away and came down again with enormous energy, but at the end of each manoeuvre his dory swung round and snubbed herself on her rope.
With a bound the startled beast turned into the jungle, but Tarzan was not to lose another rope through the same cause as the first.
For an instant I paused, my ear close to the panel, to learn if he had suspected aught, but as no sound of pursuit came from within I wheeled and made my way along the new corridor, following the rope, which I coiled and brought with me as I advanced.
I tied it to a rope, brought it home, dogs took it.
By this time the lion's efforts had almost ceased--it was evident that he was being rapidly strangled and as that did not at all suit the purpose of the Tarmangani the latter swung again into the tree, unfastened the rope from above and lowered the lion to the ground where he immediately followed it and loosed the noose about Numa's neck.
This would be the strongest, the heaviest rope that Tarzan of the Apes ever had fashioned.
They had helped to release the rope, and of course not.