rope's end

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rope's end

n
(Nautical Terms) a short piece of rope, esp as formerly used for flogging sailors
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Therefore pass these Sirens by, and stop your men's ears with wax that none of them may hear; but if you like you can listen yourself, for you may get the men to bind you as you stand upright on a cross piece half way up the mast, {99} and they must lash the rope's ends to the mast itself, that you may have the pleasure of listening.
The funnel had gone overboard in one of the heavy rolls; two of their three boats had disap peared, washed away in bad weather, and the davits swung to and fro, unsecured, with chafed rope's ends waggling to the roll.
When we carry little uns, I have a rope's end of my own to wollop'em.
But a short distance farther on I came to the rope's end at a point where five corridors met.
Ah, it's a fine dance--I'm with you there--and looks mighty like a hornpipe in a rope's end at Execution Dock by London town, it does.
But dashing the rattling lightning links to the deck, and snatching the burning harpoon, Ahab waved it like a torch among them; swearing to transfix with it the first sailor that but cast loose a rope's end.
if she belonged to me, I'd give her the rope's end as long as I could stand over her.
legs]; for there was a big sea running; and Tootles, the bo'sun, was among them, with a rope's end in his hand and chewing tobacco.
Very much surprised was he when I made at him with the rope's end and cursed him for a little blood-thirsty imp.
Use a rope's end to lower yourself into the water so as to avoid a splash--you know.