Dick and I were at work on the bowsprit, I sitting by him, holding the rope-yarn and grease-pot.
Not a man of us turns to, unless you swear not to raise a rope-yarn against us.
Gather this cloth over the rest of the sail on the boom, stopping the outer end of the cloth with a rope-yarn round the jib stay.
If you touch a rope-yarn of this ship I shall board instantly.
The rope-yarn was tied round her neck; they each shook one of her paws, and pretended to cry.
In making the wad, the end of a rope-yarn is fixed in the score, and the mould is turned by a crank until the score is filled.
Some rope-yarn was passed about his wrists, and in this condition he was dragged to Captain Morgan.
A small mat faced with rope-yarn or spun yarn, which is used in a vessel's rigging to prevent chafing.
The chain, which is single, not double, was and is stopped to eye-bolts with rope-yarn and by iron dogs.
The floor is bare, except that one old mat, trodden to shreds of rope-yarn, lies perishing upon the hearth.
Old English gearn "spun fiber," from Proto-Germanic *garnan (cf. Old Norse, Old High German, German garn, Middle Dutch gaern, Dutch garen "yarn"), from PIE root *ghere- "intestine, gut, entrail" (cf. Old Norse gorn "gut," Sanskrit hira "vein; entrails," Latin hernia "rupture," Greek khorde "intestine, gut-string," Lithuanian zarna "gut"). The phrase to spin a yarn "to tell a story" is first attested 1812, from a sailors' expression, on notion of telling stories while engaged in sedentary work such as yarn-twisting.
Found only in 1 Kings 10:28, 2 Chr. 1:16. The Heb. word mikveh, i.e., "a stringing together," so rendered, rather signifies a host, or company, or a string of horses. The Authorized Version has: "And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price;" but the Revised Version correctly renders: "And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price."