Examples from the Web for clothes-line
And he'll clear marm's clothes-line at a leap as easy as you'd jump over a pair of bars.Miss Elliot's Girls|Mrs Mary Spring Corning
Ezekiel Mason from the bottom of the buggy produced a long and stout piece of clothes-line.A Cousin's Conspiracy|Horatio Alger
An Irishman sitting angling on the brink with an alder pole and a clothes-line.
With that clothes-line Andrei Przenikowski and his wife hanged themselves, from one of the rafters in the cow-shed.The Prairie Wife|Arthur Stringer
The family wash, clammy and gray, hangs on a clothes-line stretched across the room.Children of the Tenements|Jacob A. Riis