rope-maker


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Noun1.rope-maker - a craftsman who makes ropes
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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The line originally used in the fishery was of the best hemp, slightly vapored with tar, not impregnated with it, as in the case of ordinary ropes; for while tar, as ordinarily used, makes the hemp more pliable to the rope-maker, and also renders the rope itself more convenient to the sailor for common ship use; yet, not only would the ordinary quantity too much stiffen the whale-line for the close coiling to which it must be subjected; but as most seamen are beginning to learn, tar in general by no means adds to the rope's durability or strength, however much it may give it compactness and gloss.
Verily, not the rope-makers will I resemble: they lengthen out their cord, and thereby go ever backward.
Regarding the latter, Ade meets master rope-maker Fred Cordier, and discovers how ropemakers played a key part supporting the navy's fleet of warships, including Nelson's HMS Victory.
Next month steel rope-maker Bridon International will open a new factory on the site creating many new jobs.
Dozens of new jobs are being created at a Tyneside rope-maker, it was announced today.
A WOMAN who used to work as captain, engineer and rope-maker on canal boats has died, just weeks before the Braunston Boat Show she loved.
Bucking acute stress In London's City financial district, the company said It had provisionally let over a quarter of the office space at Its 593,000 sq ft Rope-maker Place office development, due to complete In 2009.