Holy rope


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Holy rope a plant, the hemp agrimony.
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In literature:

Moved by a holy dream, a Greek lady lowered ropes from the roof of the tower to the dungeon wherein Hardrada was cast.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Holy Mother, who'd have thought 'twould be so difficult to come down a rope!
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
Let us keep our holy days in peace, and not throw the rope after the bucket.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The priest sprinkled the bell with holy water, while all the gossips laid hold of the rope, bestowing a name on it.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James

In poetry:

Thus endeth the Rhyme of Sir Christopher,
Knight of the Holy Sepulchre,
The first who furnished this barren land
With apples of Sodom and ropes of sand.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Landlord's Tale; The Rhyme of Sir Christopher" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

The Stanley Cup is the holy grail of hockey and the rock star of sports trophies — one you won't find behind a velvet rope or locked in some stuffy trophy case.