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ropiness

Hills and valleys in a paint film created by bristles in a brush when the paint is applied; usually caused by the poor flow of the paint or by brushing into a semidried film.
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They bring me lots of knickers and ropey drinks for the globe on my chat show.
Because Cheryl wasn't at home to wipe his bottom and fetch his warm milk, he jumped into bed with five ropey slappers.
The ropey rag's headlines claim this means big trouble for the Government.
JUSTIN MARSHALL: Had a bit of a ropey start, kicking out on the full and missing a couple of tackles, but grew in stature.
YES, it's over the top, much of the acting's ropey, and the rhyming slang wears a bit shark (shark's fin, thin - I made that one up just now), but it's quite fun.
But the first game can be a bit ropey, played at a high tempo, and so we must be tight first, and then see what we can create at the other end.
RAGING Ronny Deila last night insisted his team would have been hammered 6-0 by Inter had they performed as badly as ropey referee Ivan Kruzliak.
I was hitting the ball a lot better apart from a couple of couple of ropey shots.
Stuart Carswell 6 A few ropey moments but plenty heart.
And if Mary thinks some female politicians look ropey would she care to cast an eye on some of the blokes?
nijinskynijinsky Be bold - scrap class 5 and 6 handicaps, which are ropey, and make the bulk of run-of-the-mill cards into programmes of claimers, US style.
The poor girl has been hauled across the coals for daring to look a bit ropey on holiday.