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hemp·en

 (hĕm′pən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling hemp.

hemp•en

(ˈhɛm pən)

adj.
of, made of, or like hemp.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hempen - having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
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It is this decapitated end of the head, also, which is at last elevated out of the water, and retained in that position by the enormous cutting tackles, whose hempen combinations, on one side, make quite a wilderness of ropes in that quarter.
Nor can any son of mortal woman, for the first time, seat himself amid those hempen intricacies, and while straining his utmost at the oar, bethink him that at any unknown instant the harpoon may be darted, and all these horrible contortions be put in play like ringed lightnings; he cannot be thus circumstanced without a shudder that makes the very marrow in his bones to quiver in him like a shaken jelly.
The network that supported the car was made of very strong hempen cord, and the two valves were the object of the most minute and careful attention, as the rudder of a ship would be.
To leave family, home, and all the cares of worldly welfare, in order without clinging to anything to wander in hempen rags from place to place under an assumed name, doing no one any harm but praying for all- for those who drive one away as well as for those who protect one: higher than that life and truth there is no life or truth
But I shall not trouble the reader with a particular description of my own mechanics; let it suffice to say, that in six weeks time with the help of the sorrel nag, who performed the parts that required most labour, I finished a sort of Indian canoe, but much larger, covering it with the skins of YAHOOS, well stitched together with hempen threads of my own making.
And what do I care," added Sanchica, "whether anybody says when he sees me holding my head up, 'The dog saw himself in hempen breeches,' and the rest of it?
Then they bound him with stout hempen cords so that he could not move either hand or foot, and thus they overcame him.
Paulvitch winced as he recalled the denunciation of him that had fallen from the lips of one of his former comrades ere the poor devil expiated his political sins at the end of a hempen rope.
There are as many masterless folk in this country as there are rabbits on Cowdray Down, and there are many who show their faces by night but would dance in a hempen collar if they stirred forth in the day.
He was a man of ordinary stature--rather below than above--and rather thin than stout, apparently between thirty and forty years of age: he had a large mouth, pale, dingy complexion, milky blue eyes, and hair the colour of a hempen cord.
Should I stick my head into London town it would doubtless stay there, held by a hempen necklace.
Once he gave Bull a stinging blow across the face with a heavy hempen swab when the apprentice tossed Ieuan's corebox into the water bosh.