Definition of Footropes

1. Noun. (plural of footrope) ¹



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Definition of Footropes

1. footrope [n] - See also: footrope

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Footropes

footpoint
footpoints
footpost
footposts
footprint
footprint evidence
footprinting
footprints
footra
footrace
footraces
footras
footrest
footrests
footrope
footropes (current term)
footrot
footrots
footrule
footrules
foots
footshock
footsie
footsies
footslog
footslogged
footslogger
footsloggers
footslogging
footslogs

Literary usage of Footropes

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1. The Merchant Vessel by Charles Nordhoff (1895)
"... hosing their hold of the slippery jibboom. and only saving themselves by catching with their hands on the footropes, where they hung on, between wind ..."

2. Life on the Ocean: Being Sketches of Personal Experience in the United by Charles Nordhoff (1874)
"When they got safely in on deck, an old salt said, " You two fellows want to show off some of your smartness, cutting about on the footropes. ..."

3. Dog-watches at Sea by Stanton H. (Stanton Henry) King (1901)
"This was my first experience of " tarring down." I rather enjoyed it. The very fact of having my hands black made me feel I was a sailor. The footropes on ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"The men on the yard with their feet in the footropes have to pull in the 'bunt ' or loose sail, reefing it by knotting together the reef lines attached to ..."

5. The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an by William James (1859)
"Here the seamen found the footropes strapped up; but surmounting every obstacle, the intrepid fellows quickly performed the service upon which they had been ..."

6. Under Sail by Felix Riesenberg (1918)
"... when the lower tops'l yard seemed to lift up in the air with a sudden jump for we were standing on it, instead of on the footropes of the upper tops'l. ..."

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