'rope' can also refer to...

Abel Roper (1665—1726) bookseller and political writer

Abua Moves to Earth on a Rope

bolt rope

bull rope

cable-laid rope

calf roping

cant rope

Ellen Mary Rope (1855—1934) sculptor and plaster designer

Esther Gertrude Roper (1868—1938) suffragist

foot rope

Give 'Em Enough Rope (Clash album)


Hard Rope & Silken Twine (Incredible String Band album)


Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914—2003) historian

John Roper (c. 1476—1524) legal official

Kar and the Rope between Sky and Earth

Lanning Roper (1912—1983) landscape gardener and journalist

Lyndal Roper

Margaret Roper (1505—1544) scholar and daughter of Sir Thomas More

Mark Roper (b. 1951)

Nawuge: The Rope to Earth

Ngun Lo Ki and the Rope from Heaven

Nun and the Rope to Earth

Old Rope String Band

Ori and the Rope of Cows' Hide

Patrick Dacre Trevor Roper (1916—2004) ophthalmic surgeon and author

Primrose Roper (1908—1978) painter and gardener

ridge rope


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Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself proverbial saying, mid 17th century, often used to mean that someone given enough licence or freedom will defeat themselves through their own mistakes.

never mention rope in the house of a man who has been hanged proverbial saying, late 16th century, meaning that one should avoid subjects likely to be personally sensitive.

on the ropes in state of near collapse or defeat; the allusion is to a boxer forced against the ropes by the opponent's attack.

a rope of sand used in allusion to something providing only illusory security or coherence.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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