• WordNet 3.6
    • n roper a craftsman who makes ropes
    • n roper a cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses
    • n roper a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roper A maker of ropes.
    • Roper One fit to be hanged.
    • Roper One who ropes goods; a packer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roper A rope-maker.
    • n roper One who ropes or cords parcels, bales, and the like.
    • n roper One who deserves a halter; a crafty fellow; a rogue.
    • n roper One who throws the lasso.
    • n roper One who decoys, inveigles, or ‘ropes’ people in; a barker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Roper a maker of ropes
    • Roper a crafty fellow: one who throws the lasso
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ráp; Ice. reip, Dut. reep, Ger. reif.


In literature:

Betty knew her father was out, and Mr. Roper never repulsed any of the children.
"Odd" by Amy Le Feuvre
Roper on Husband and Wife.
"An Essay on Professional Ethics" by George Sharswood
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
Mr. Jones: These are pecans that Mr. Roper brought up from the Arrowfield Nurseries.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Roper took me to the kennels one day, to see a spaniel.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
He was not famous as a roper, but on this occasion his "throw" went true.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
"Lilith" by Ada Langworthy Collier
Seventy or eighty, rank and file, or ropers-in.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Roper (Margaret), her tenderness to the remains of Sir T. More, 10.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
C. Burrage, A.B., Prof. Herbert F. Burrage, B.S., Miss Ella E. Roper, Mrs. A. S. Webber.
"The American Missionary--Volume 49, No. 02, February, 1895" by Various

In poetry:

"I think you've great assurance, Sir,
To follow me with your demur;
After what I to Roper said,
You never ought to shew your head."
"Preferment" by William Hutton
With solemn voice, with lengthen'd visage,
The aunt reported Roper's presage.
Isaac receiv'd this sore denial
Not like a man when brought to trial.
"Preferment" by William Hutton
"Pray, Sir, inform me whence you came?
What is your business, and your name?"
"My name is Maddox, Sir,"--and bow'd.
All eyes upon him from the crowd.
"I'm he whom Roper had in view,
Who lately waited upon you."
"Preferment" by William Hutton

In news:

Vice President of Marketing Communications, Jennifer Roper, says Camden National is excited to add new customers.
Bryan Roper Leads MAVtv Junior EnduroCross Championship.
Irvine, CA (August 10, 2012) – Bryan Roper is an Arizona native that has become a top five National Trials competitor over the past few years.
Roper was born to Leland and Eva Roper on March 2, 1923.
Anchorage in Roper Cove, Lake Roosevelt, WA.
Image- Roper Cove Mists CW 2.
New Issue- Roper Industries sells $900 mln of notes in 2 parts.
Roper Industries Inc. RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software.
Roper , 66, of Parsons died at 7:35 pm Monday, June 20, 2011, in the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center at Chanute.
Roper Industries Inc, a medical and industrial equipment maker, said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose 6 percent on stronger sales in three of its four business units.
Roper 's excellence in market connectivity and international presence will aid Hardy's global reach and future growth.
That's exactly what pioneering car and motorcycle builder Sylvester Roper did at the dawn of the 20th century.
Roper Industries Takes Over #267 Spot From Moody's.
In the latest look at the underlying components of the S&P 500 ordered by largest market capitalization, Roper Industries, Inc (NYSE: ROP) has taken over the #267 spot from Moody's Corp.
Entered into rest Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Mrs Frances Elizabeth Roper , 86, wife of the late Mr Richard "Dick" Roper .

In science:

The Roper is heavier than the nucleon by two oscillator spacings, the P-state by only one.
Pentaquarks: Theory overview, and some more about quark models
It is learned from studying the quenched chiral logs in mπ , mN cloud effect in Roper resonance and S11 (1535) 16 that chiral dynamics begins to play an important role in baryons when the pion mass is lower than ∼ 300 MeV which characterizes the chiral regime.
A Review of Pentaquark Calculations on the Lattice
The model exhibits the dual nature of the roper resonance, both as a genuine qqq state and a qqqq ¯q state.
The role of $qqqq\bar{q}$ components in the nucleon and the N(1440) resonance
This 5q configuration lies close to the experimental value of the Roper resonances mass with phenomenologically reasonable values for the model parameters.
The role of $qqqq\bar{q}$ components in the nucleon and the N(1440) resonance
In this talk I review work on chiral extrapolations for excited hadron states - I concentrate on the ρ(770) and the Roper N ∗ (1440).
Lattice QCD, Chiral Perturbation Theory and Hadron Phenomenology