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.
For over four centuries the Royal Navy's ships were built there and provided work for thousands of men and women, including carpenters and flag and rope-makers. 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.
The thirteenth-century author whose name 'der Stricker' leaves open whether it is a reference to his profession ('rope-maker') or a poetological pun on texts as textiles was prolific, producing an Arthurian romance and a life of Charlemagne as well as a large body of short narrative and didactic texts in couplet verse.
From Huddersfield there was Thomas Henry Scott, of Moldgreen, with the apt trade of rope-maker; James Berry, of Bradford; from Bolton the Billingtons: James, William and John; and the Rochdale barber John Ellis.
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.
Nashe asks the Harveys not to be upset if called a rope-maker's sons,