- of, like, or pertaining to hemp.
- made of hemp.
Origin of hempen
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Examples from the Web for hempen
"I wish they 'd go out with hempen ones, then," muttered Repton.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Caius brought the horses to the trough in pairs, each with a hempen halter.The Mermaid
The hempen string began to bristle like the hair of one electrified.True to His Home
Those for a hempen cable are fitted as a ring-stopper, only a larger rope.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
We have festooned it full oft with a big hook and hempen line.The Singing Mouse Stories
Word Origin and History for hempen
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