• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tent-rope one of the ropes by which a tent is secured to the tent-pins, generally one for each breadth of the canvas
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tente—Low L. tenta—L. tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

He passed on, and she fell on the grass, close to the tent ropes and lay there, hidden by the darkness.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Then, at a concerted signal, the ropes supporting the tent were cut.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
The hippopotamus was brought from his cage and waddled into the roped enclosure in the center of the tent.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
He had found Paul examining the ropes of the various tents as though curious to see how well they had been secured.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
So we got the tent out and began to mend it where it needed it, and fix the ropes.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
One of the tent ropes took away his feet violently, and there on the snow he sprawled, glowering at me with evil eyes.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The long hair of the animal is used for making ropes, tents, and cloth.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Guardians will examine all tent-pins and ropes and see that everything is secure.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
Even the ropes which sustain the tents are made of yak's wool.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
You weave the bales of fiber into bags, cloth, hawser ropes, canvas, tents, and cordage.
"Fil and Filippa" by John Stuart Thomson
And in camp be careful not to fall over tent ropes or step on other sleepers.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
They threatened to cut the tent ropes in retaliation.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
Rope an' tent an' other outfit, but no rifle.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
This sketch shows both tent and fly suspended by means of a rope.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Tad sprang to his feet, leaping over the tent ropes to the rear.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
On the day before we broke camp at the Fort, Hard Rope came to my tent and sat down beside the door.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
One tars his ropes, the other pitches his tent.
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
The ropes of the tent should go under the strip for the first turn, the fly ropes over.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
Jim went into the tent for a rope.
"Wisconsin in Story and Song;" by Various
Ropes were strung overhead to hold clothing, and there were two lanterns for each tent.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer

In news:

The action occurred in the BBC's parking lot, a portion of which was roped off and tented.
Includes tent pegs and ropes.