- a long, narrow path or building where ropes are made.
Origin of ropewalk
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Examples from the Web for ropewalk
Again he spoke of "a fellow who couldn't go straight in a ropewalk."Reminiscences, 1819-1899
Julia Ward Howe.
The challenger rode idle and alone up and down the ropewalk.Pretty Michal
A man, who worked in the ropewalk, said something to them which they did not like, and they beat him.Whig Against Tory
There was but one ropewalk, and that was on the neck, inside the gate.The Olden Time Series, Vol. 6: Literary Curiosities
Henry M. Brooks
I felt even more lost and friendless as I entered the long, cold arcade (known as the Ropewalk) of the Albany.Simon the Jester
William J. Locke
- a long narrow usually covered path or shed where ropes are made
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