guy rope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guy rope a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
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Usage

In literature:

Seizing the guy rope which was used to haul out the main boom, he ordered all hands forward.
"Little By Little" by William Taylor Adams
For now there was no one left below to help him by holding the "guy" rope.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
The great white tents, marquees guyed up with many ropes, shone with a blinding glare.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The breed struggled to his knees, supporting himself by a guy rope.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Spare pegs and guy ropes.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
To have a uniform slope when the tents are pitched, the guy ropes should all be of the same length.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Something struck the guy ropes of the tent, and I was so frightened I was too weak to cry out.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
To shorten a guy rope on tent or marquee, gather the rope in the form of two long loops and pass a half-hitch over each loop.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
Guy ropes are required for a few of the different models, but most of them are pegged down to the ground.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
With a salvo of cannon the guy-ropes were released and the balloon vanished in the clouds.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
One of them tripped over a guy rope and sprawled on the ground.
"The Tale of Old Dog Spot" by Arthur Scott Bailey
They act like the guy-ropes which keep a flagstaff upright.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
Secure two guy-ropes to the mast-head, and drive stakes on each side of the boat about twenty feet off.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
Tobin went out and tautened the guy ropes.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
The tent, steadied by the remaining men, one at each corner guy rope, will then be raised.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
Guy ropes were placed on each corner to guide it, in connection with a heavy handspike.
"The Mountains of Oregon" by William Gladstone Steel
It also secures the tree in its place better than tying to the stake, for each root acts as a guy rope.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
The center pole is too weak, and the guy ropes are rotten.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
Tar the boom-end, put on the foot-ropes and guys, and reeve the jib stay.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
He took three flying steps and tripped over the guy rope of the next tent.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In poetry:

He gets little to eat and he guys tenderfeet
And for Fashion — oh, well, he's "not in it!"
He can rope a gay steer when gets on his ear,
At the rate of two-forty a minute!
"Texas Types -- The Cowboy" by William Lawrence Chittenden

In news:

"Most guys don't care about being romantic, so it would be nice if you would throw us a rope sometimes," dishes Sean O.
"I think knowing how fast I had to be helped, because I don't rope as fast as some of the guys normally, so I knew I had to go at him".
"I think knowing how fast I had to be helped, because I don't rope as fast as some of the guys normally, so I knew I had to go at him.".
Guy Collins ropes on foot for children involved in the ARCH program.
Guy Collins ropes on horseback for children involved in the ARCH program.
You know them as the over-sized, smug guys who won't let you past the velvet rope, but now bouncers will also be looming as you eat your pancakes at the new IHOP in the East Village.
I don't think there is a video on the internet involving a rope swing that ends well, so these guys decided that being drunk would help them out.
These guys in the video, and their massive rope swing , are pretty fearless.
A Guy Trimmed His Hedges Swinging A Chainsaw Around On A Rope.
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