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Cart rope


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cart rope a stout rope for fastening a load on a cart; any strong rope.
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In literature:

We have three cart-ropes already, but they won't reach to the bottom.
"Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Besides, he won't come down to Caversham; cart-ropes wouldn't bring him.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
I will have his meaning from him," was my resolution, "if I should drag it out with cart-ropes.
"Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
I will have his meaning from him," was my resolution, "if I should drag it out with cart-ropes.
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Mr. Camperdown thought that she ought to be dragged up to London by cart ropes.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
Behind him, by a rope, he dragged a little two-wheeled cart he had constructed from groundcar parts.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
Within the cart sat a man, his feet bound with a rope and his hands behind him.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
We must have a rope; you, Ike, take the reins, and drive down to the village and get a stout cart-rope.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
The line that bound you was a slender cord; the line that binds that brother is a cart rope.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
A cart with a cow attached by a rope at each side will take up the greater part of a narrow road.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
He also asked for the skin of a dead ass, a cart-load of rope, and his master's hat and cloak.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
He was quite sure of himself that nothing short of cart-ropes or of the police would drag him into the witness-box.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
But the soldiers loosed the rope and let the cart go through without a question.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
In accordance with the engraving in the book, they trimmed a rope with little sticks and fixed it under the cart-shed.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
I thought cart-ropes wouldn't have brought him?
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
His holding an extraordinary large cart-horse; and breaking a rope which will bear three thousand five hundred weight.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Its stems are as strong as cart-ropes, and often reach the length of twenty feet.
"Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years" by Samuel Thompson
He stepped to the cart and ripped up the harness, which was rope harness, the shafts fell and the horse was free.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
He again swore he would not go, unless she would borrow him a cart rope.
"Amusing Prose Chap Books" by Various
Fasten 'em to the cart-wheel by this rope; tie it in the ring of the yoke.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various

In news:

He took tables and chairs, and shopping carts and oil barrels, covered them in heavy cloth and bound them with rope.