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Ropy  adj.  Capable of being drawn into a thread, as a glutinous substance; stringy; viscous; tenacious; glutinous; as ropy sirup; ropy lees.

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"Ropy" Quotes from Famous Books

... I could see then was a bunch of black ropy arms tangled around what looked like, as Putz described it to you, an ostrich. I wasn't going to interfere, naturally; if both creatures were dangerous, I'd have one less ...
— A Martian Odyssey • Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

... they the whiche do put any other thynge to ale than is rehersed, except yest, barme, or goddes good,[*] [**] doth sophysticall there ale. Ale for an Englysshe man is a naturall drynke. Ale muste haue these properties, it must be fresshe and cleare, it muste not be ropy, nor smoky, nor it muste haue no werte nor tayle. Ale shulde not be dronke under .v.dayes olde. Newe Ale is vnholsome for all men. And sowre ale, and dead ale, and ale the whiche doth stande a tylte, is good for no man. Barly malte maketh better Ale than Oten malte or any other corne doth: it doth ...
— Early English Meals and Manners • Various

Words linked to "Ropy" :   stringy, colloquialism, U.K., Britain, inferior, rope, ropiness, thready

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