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Rope-yarn  n.  The yarn or thread of any stuff of which the strands of a rope are made.

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"Rope-yarn" Quotes from Famous Books

... "with such cunning that he had no time to give warning with his musket, or make any other noise." A knife point pressing on his spine, and a gag of wood across his tongue, warned him to attempt no outcry. Some rope-yarn was passed about his wrists, and in this condition he was dragged to Captain Morgan. As soon as he was in the admiral's presence, he was questioned as to the number of soldiers then in the forts, "with many other circumstances." It must have been a most uncomfortable ...
— On the Spanish Main - Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien. • John Masefield

... collar for this little creature, and with a string which I made of some rope-yarn, which I always carried about me, I led him along, though with some difficulty, till I came to my bower, and there I enclosed him, and left him; for I was very impatient to be at home, from whence I had been absent ...
— The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1808) • Daniel Defoe

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