- a place where ropes are made.
- Archaic. knavery; roguery.
Origin of ropery
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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
A ropery at Devonport produces half the hempen ropes used in the navy.
Poor little James has come down to the ropery, to see the men make string.Child-Land
Your father raised £1500 on the Nanscawne lands, and spent it on cards and ropery.Shining Ferry
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch