rope in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rope in draw in as if with a rope; lure "The agent had roped in several customers"
    • v rope in divide by means of a rope "The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That's where the phrase, "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.
    • Rope in to gather in, to enlist
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged.”
  • Cyril Connolly
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    “Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ráp; Ice. reip, Dut. reep, Ger. reif.

Usage

In literature:

An old fisherman stood, with a coil of rope in his hand, close to the water's edge.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
He held a coil of rope in his hands.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills" by Janet Aldridge
And Conniston will be on to the ropes in a few days.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
Being in the boat, we were veered astern by a rope.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
He did not even take the rope in his hands.
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
There are tales of men being drawn up by ropes from boats in the river.
"Caves of Terror" by Talbot Mundy
Frank was accustomed to throwing a rope; while Bob, naturally, had much to learn in this particular.
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
Jake had turned the wheel by pulling on a second rope upstairs in the barn, and as the wheel turned it wound up the longer rope.
"The Story of a Stuffed Elephant" by Laura Lee Hope
You know the ropes in this country pretty well, and I want your advice.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Ted was coiling his rope in his hand ready for a cast, and Stella and Bud followed his example.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
He had watched the cowboys in their use of it and knew how they threw a cow with the rope.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
He was then supposed to slacken the rope in his hands permitting the bar to swing within the grasp of Alfred.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
No special tackle was used; you remain in the saddle, wrap the rope round the horn and dig the spurs in.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
No such rope in the ship, hey!
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
In response to a pull at the old-fashioned bell-rope, the stout country servant, who had been washing greens in the kitchen, entered the room.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
Rectus carried the rope, and I had the grapnel, wrapped in its cotton wool.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
Long ropes were thrown at me from every side, and I became so entangled in them that my movements were impeded.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
We just managed to hold the canoe on the upper edge of the foaming stream, trying to get the ropes ready in order to let her down.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Dick then getting his stick ready in one hand and the rope in the other, gave a pull away from the hut.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
I had confidence in the rope: I knew it was fastened above, or safe in the strong grasp of Garey.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

They cared not though beneath them
There yawned a drop of miles,
But with a grin they roped it in,
And won their lady's smiles.
"A Shattered Illusion" by P G Wodehouse
They did not fear the ape-like cloud
That climbed the mountain crest
And hung from ropes invisible
With lightning in its breast.
"Men In Green" by David Campbell
Sails of silk and ropes of sandal,
Such as gleam in ancient lore;
And the singing of the sailors,
And the answer from the shore!
"By The Seaside : The Secret Of The Sea" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"If, when the hangman at their heels
Came, rope in hand to catch them,
I took the hunted outcasts in,
I never sent to fetch them.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He watched the rope through the tempest black
A lantern in his hold:
Out, out, alack! one strand will crack!
It is the strand of gold!
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald
We sprang to our feet, for well we knew
That in speed lay the only hope;
One caught and over his shoulder threw
A coil of yellow rope.
"The Legend of Cooee Gully" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Taut, brilliant 'Yuma' will rope in viewers.
Rope-A-Dope Rangers Top Devils in Game 3.
Nik Wallenda walks tight rope in Atlantic City.
Amarillo native Brazile runner-up in steer roping .
Chris Jenson of Lance Creek, Wyoming, wins the championship and reserve in Select breakaway roping at the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show.
Last year's winners Clay Tryan and Patrick Smith took home custom-painted Chevrolet Silverado Duallies, as well as horse trailers, saddles, rope bags and more than $200,000 in cash money.
Mike White's Pasture Roping and Bull Riding Event in Dekalb Texas.
Ryder Ladner won the youth world championship in breakaway roping at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.
Duo Shovels & Rope sounds like it might have come from a sign in a hardware store designating where those items are located.
Battaglia started the weekend Oct 1 at the San Dimas Western Days Rodeo, but he lost his rope in the Saturday afternoon performance.
Terry Roping Club members met last week for their annual meeting and dance, held at the Lazy JD in Fallon.
The rope has always been "the long arm of the cowboy," writes Midland native John R Erickson in Catch Rope .
Patrick Gatti, 2, scales a rope ladder at the new Kids Play, an indoor playground and party facility, in Germantown.
Heidi Gunderson, formerly from Solway, successfully ropes a steer in the steer roping contest at the Gold Mine's Triple B Rodeo on Friday night at the Beltrami County Fair.
Shovels & Rope to perform in downtown Goshen.
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In science:

The rise of the flux rope leads progressively to small reconnections of field lines in the photosphere and finally to a magnetic reconfiguration, as follows.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
In the above section we have reviewed how a flux rope can be formed in the low corona.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
These measurements are fitted with the simple three-phase kinematic model described in the text, yielding the solid line fit to the data, and the velocity profile shown in the bottom panel. (b) Same as (a), but for the leading edge of the CME2 flux rope.
A Coronal Hole's Effects on CME Shock Morphology in the Inner Heliosphere
However TEP in cristalline ropes of carbon nanotubes supposedly was explained by contribution of PDC at temperatures from 4.2K to 300K .
Phonon-Drag Thermopower at High Temperatures
Why not look for it experimentally in order to see whether it is a fictitious component of the model? Color ropes are flux tubes of chromoelectric field created by charges higher than the elementary SUN color charges.
Collective flow and QCD phase transition
The crucial point now is how to achieve this constraint, i.e. what will the equivalent of the rope be in the case of galaxy models.
An Iterative Method for Constructing Equilibrium Phase Models of Stellar Systems
Rapid motions of the flux rope following the catastrophe invokes the velocity vortices behind the rope, and may invoke as well slow and fast mode shocks in front of the rope.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
This model treats the current-carrying filament floating in the corona as a force-free flux rope that is located at height h on the y -axis.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
When the system evolves, the radius r and the height h of the flux rope, and the electric current density inside the flux rope j0 are functions of time; the plasma temperature T and density ρ depend on both time and the position in space.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
As we have mentioned shortly, this initial condition is not in equilibrium such that the magnetic compression surpasses the magnetic tension, so the flux rope starts to rise at the beginning of the experiment.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
The loss of equilibrium causes the flux rope to speed up, and a fast mode shock commences to form in front of it at around t = 12 s.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
The highest peak in each panel represents the flux rope that includes densest material.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
In the panel of t = 12 s, a slight increase in the density right forward of the flux rope begins to be recognized.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
In addition to the enhancement of the density caused by the shock, we also notice two dimming regions, one is right behind the fast mode shock and is shallow, and another is behind the flux rope at a farther distance and is deep.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
In addition to the fast mode shock, we are also able to recognize several other features, including the slow mode shock developing from two sides of the flux rope and the velocity vortices on either side of the reconnection region.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
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