To point a rope


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To point a rope (Naut) to taper and neatly finish off the end by interweaving the nettles.
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In literature:

But a short distance farther on I came to the rope's end at a point where five corridors met.
"Warlord of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan secured the rope to a stout limb and descended to a point close to Taug.
"Jungle Tales of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
So I made a run down off the point, and got to him in time to rope him out.
"Jean of the Lazy A" by B. M. Bower
At the point of intersection he attached two guy-ropes, making the end of one fast to a cake of beach-ice.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
In the struggle, the rope had slipped to a point just below his knees.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
He pointed to a coil of strong rope lying beside the window, fastened to the wall by means of an iron ring.
"Three John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
Having tied the two ropes securely together, we looked for a convenient point at which to make the descent.
"The Pilots of Pomona" by Robert Leighton
Then he returned to his starting-point, and found the end of a rope.
"Raftmates" by Kirk Munroe
Securing one end of our rope to a point of ice, we eased the raft carefully down into the sea.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Player failing to jump the rope has a point counted against him or he may be made to withdraw from the game.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various

In poetry:

The second round to me on points; an' I was havin' hopes.
(I might have known that widows were familiar with the ropes.)
"But he'd never make a husband!" says the widow, with a sigh.
An' again I gets a warnin' from that glimmer in her eye.
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis

In science:

We see from Figure 8(c) that the number of grid points involved in flux rope ejections has a sharply-peaked structure similar to that of |dBE /dt|.
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux
Besides the slow shocks that we already mentioned above, another two pairs of the slow mode shocks as a result of the Petschek-type reconnection process (e.g., see also Petschek 1964, Priest 1982, and Priest & Forbes 2000) are recognized to form from an X-type neutral point below the flux rope.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration