rope tow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rope tow a ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
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Usage

In literature:

Get the tow ropes out and lower down the boats, while I go in to acquaint the supercargo.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
She was taking the tow-rope on board, no doubt.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
We must take the ropes, climb up to the top of the bank, and, first of all, we must tow the canoe back to a place of safety.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Then taking the end of the tow-rope in hand, he began to swim towards the beach.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Noah and his sons were therefore obliged to fasten the animal by a rope to the Ark, and to tow it behind.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
A jerk from the tow-rope of a steamer at full speed would tear us asunder.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
Doc, have you got a tow rope in that truck?
"The Last Place on Earth" by James Judson Harmon
I harnessed Kari with the tow rope.
"Kari the Elephant" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
The tow-ropes had to be cut, and shortly after midnight the "Monitor" sank ten miles off the Cape.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
She was drifting; what she needed was either a tow-rope or a rudder.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
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In poetry:

The Old Man he stood on the poop at high noon;
He paced fore and aft and he whistled a tune,
Then put by his sextant and thus he did say:
"The girls have got hold of her tow-rope to-day."
"The Tow-Rope Girls" by Cicely Fox Smith
For, in the Hall, three lamps were seen,
That quiver'd dim;—and near them
A bell rope hung, that from the Tow'r
Three knells would toll, at midnight's hour,
Startl'ing the soul to hear them!
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
Oh, hear the good Trade wind a-singing aloud,
A homeward bound shanty in sheet and in shroud,
Oh, hear how he whistles in the halliard and stay,
“The girls have got hold of the tow-rope to-day!”
"The Tow-Rope Girls" by Cicely Fox Smith
"She has dipped her yards under, hove to off the Horn,
In the fog and the floes she has drifted forlorn,
Becalmed in the Doldrums a week long she lay,
But the girls have got hold of her tow-rope to-day."
"The Tow-Rope Girls" by Cicely Fox Smith
For the tug has got the tow-rope and will take us to the Downs,
Her paddles churn the river-wrack to muddy greens and browns,
And I have given river-wrack and all the filth of towns
For the rolling, combing cresters of the sea.
"A Pier-Head Chorus" by John Masefield

In news:

In addition, the bunny hill and tow rope will open with a temporary terrain park.
"To get the best value, it is important to invest in a high-quality rope that properly fits your dock, anchor and towing needs," says Deborah Hanson of The Lehigh Group, maker of Wellington®-branded cordage.
Star skier goes from Alps to rope tow in Lake Placid.
Rope tow off limits to snowmachines.
The Kachemak Ski Club (not to be confused with the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club) is an all-volunteer group that runs the Ohlson Mountain rope tow every Sunday when conditions allow.
From Loveland's Rope Tow to Beaver Creek's Terrain Park: How Colorado's Ski Industry Has Grown.
Wild Mountain in Taylor's Falls opened one and a half runs and two rope tows Sunday, more than two weeks before its previous earliest opening date.
I did not learn how to splice rope from 4-H but in helping my father splice ski-tow rope in about 1935.
Maybe have a tow rope.
Ratchet straps are our favorite since they cinch down very tight, are infinitely adjustable and, best of all, can double as a tow rope.
The man in a black wetsuit held tight to a rope as he was being towed by a white SUV along a swamped street in Lodi City.
Once at the predetermined altitude, the glider pilot will disconnect the tow rope and each of the aircraft will turn in the opposite direction from each other.
Ropes seem to be an afterthought when it comes to towed water sports.
Most gliders launch from runways and grass strips on tow ropes (200 to 300 feet long) behind appropriately certificated towplanes.
Saddleback Ranch seeks permit for hill with rope tow.
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