noun, plural rop·er·ies.
Examples from the Web for ropery
You were born of ropery, and you go at it straight, like a webfoot to water.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
Your father raised £1500 on the Nanscawne lands, and spent it on cards and ropery.Shining Ferry|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Poor little James has come down to the ropery, to see the men make string.Child-Land|Oscar Pletsch
A ropery at Devonport produces half the hempen ropes used in the navy.