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1. A long alley or covered pathway where strands of material, such as hemp fiber, are laid and twisted into rope.
2. A long narrow building containing such a pathway.
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a long narrow usually covered path or shed where ropes are made
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a long, narrow building where ropes are made.
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