rope burn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rope burn abrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope
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Usage

In literature:

The rope slid through Wilbur's palms, burning the skin as the huge sea-wolf sounded.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris
Pard backed knowingly and braced himself like the trained rope-horse he was, and Jean looked at Robert Grant Burns and laughed.
"Jean of the Lazy A" by B. M. Bower
The crew had to work hard in the burning sun-rays, going naked upon the bank and straining at the tow-rope.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
There was no saddle at either ranch now, but Wid searched around and found a bit of discarded sack, a piece of rope near the burned barn.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
To a high-strung animal the roping, throwing, and burning is a tremendous nervous shock.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
And Fitz was burning his rope in two, on his body.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The bitter frost hardened the streams of water pouring from holes in the burning house into ropes of ice.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
They fastened some of the burning pine-wood to the end of the rope, and let it slowly down to the bottom of the abyss.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
The rope might cut and burn them so dreadfully that she'd have to let go.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
Peter saw that his coolie was big and broad, with muscles which stood out like ropes on his thick, sun-burned arms and legs.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Gradually he reached down with his burned hands and loosened the rope which fettered his legs.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
Phil tore loose from the rope and bounded after him, never feeling, at the moment, his powder-burned chest.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Once he felt the rope pulled across his cheek, leaving a burning sensation.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
The clouds rolled away, and the pitiless burning sun shone down on the deck and dried up all the moisture on wood and rope in a few minutes.
"Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895" by Various
Wildly I sought to wind a leg about the rope, for it burned and tore my fingers beyond endurance.
"The Voodoo Gold Trail" by Walter Walden
But he was trying to burn the rope and give us the slip.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
Some day we will climb that Acropolis roped together with Louis De Foe, Charles Darnton and Burns Mantle.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
When he bowed his head, the burning end of his cigar rested against the rope that bound his wrists together.
"The Black Star" by Johnston McCulley
There he had me tied to a beam with ropes, then he began to torture me and to burn my sides with fire.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Looking up, the Lieutenant saw that, in spite of all efforts, the ropes were still burning.
"Commander Lawless V.C." by Rolf Bennett
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In poetry:

I shook out a loop--bein' crowded for throwin';
I flipped a fair noose for a rope that was wet:
It caught just as Mac lost his holt and was goin',
And burned through my fingers: it's burnin' them yet.
"Roll A Rock Down" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
A strangled cry went up from the struggling sea,
A cry where the ghastly surf to the moon-dawn rolled;
"Burn, oh burn; for my love is coming to me,
His hands will be scarred with the ropes and starved with the cold."
"A Song Of Two Burdens" by Alfred Noyes
The lamp burns and I must play the green moth.
I have stolen her scented rope of flowers,
But the women caught me and built a little gaol
About my heart with your old playthings.
The lover to his lass: I have fallen before your door.
"Ghazal Of Mira - I" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

Studio City's CrossFit Horse Power owner Dan Wells is big fan of hitting the ropes as a way to burn fat fast.
He told us jumping rope is one of the best cardio workouts you can do—and it burns 15-20 calories per minute.
In fact, jumping rope burns more calories per minute than running a six-minute mile, according to Brett Stewart, ultra-marathoner and co-author of 'Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts.
It will take you 30 minutes of jumping rope to burn off just one slice of pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.
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