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  • ropes used in working inclines 19.

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  • The collection was made up of Shipton's newly purchased, barely used, ice climbing gear, ropes, ice axes, pitons and various garments.

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  • The industries of the town include cotton spinning and weaving, silk spinning, the manufacture of tobacco, ropes, metal-ware, furniture, &c. The market gardens of the neighbourhood are famous, and there is a considerable shipping trade by the river and the Ludwigskanal.

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  • The chief industries of Grimsby are shipbuilding, brewing, tanning, manufactures of ship tackle, ropes, ice for preserving fish, turnery, flour, linseed cake, artificial manure; and there are saw mills, bone and corn mills, and creosote works.

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  • From the widespreading roots string and ropes are manufactured in Lapland and Bothnia: the longer ones which run near the surface are selected, split through, and then boiled for some hours in a ley of wood-ashes and salt, which, dissolving out the resin, loosens the fibres and renders them easily separable, and ready for twisting into cordage.

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  • Thrice Samson scoffingly told her how he might be bound, and thrice he readily broke the bonds with which she had fettered him in his sleep; seven green bow-strings, new ropes, and even the braiding of his hair into the frame of the loom failed to secure him.

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  • There are manufactures of paper, hats, leather, ropes, porcelain, majolica, soap, spirits, and ornaments made of palm leaves and grasses.

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  • Shipbuilding and the manufacture of ropes, paint and sails are industries.

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  • It is a centre of the iron and steel industries, producing principally cast steel, cast iron, iron pipes, wire and wire ropes, and lamps, with tin and zinc works, coal-mining, factories for carpets, calcium carbide and paper-roofing, brickworks and breweries.

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  • There are works for the manufacture of woollens and ropes, also tanneries, but it is as the central market of a large and fertile district that Carmarthen is most important.

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  • In the tail-rope system of haulage, best adapted for single track roads, there are two ropes - a main and a " tail " rope - winding on a pair of drums operated by an engine.

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  • The ropes are supported between the rails and guided on curves by rollers and sheaves.

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  • Tapering ropes, tail-ropes suspended from the cages, and other means of equalization, are also employed.

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  • If, for a twocompartment shaft, a pair of drums (or a single wide drum) be keyed to the engine shaft, with the ropes wound in opposite directions, the hoisting is " in balance," that is, the cages and cars counterbalance each other, so that the engine has to raise only the useful load of mineral, plus the rope.

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  • Formerly hemp and also fibre ropes were commonly used.

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  • Except in a few instances these were long ago superseded by ron-wire ropes, which in turn have p been replaced by steel because of its greater strength.

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  • Hoisting ropes are weakened by deterioration and breakage of the wires, due to corrosion and repeated bending.

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  • Shipbuilding and the manufacture of ropes, paint and sails are industries.

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  • Tapering ropes, tail-ropes suspended from the cages, and other means of equalization, are also employed.

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  • For many years the best workshop travellers were those driven by quick running ropes; these performed admirable service, but they have given place to the more modern electric traveller.

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  • Ropes of tapering section may be used for great depths, but are not satisfactory in practice.

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  • In addition to these are the many small domestic industries, such as the making of straw hats, mats, baskets, pottery, ropes and rough textiles.

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  • She cut both ropes!

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  • She darted for the barn, the kid's feet dangling like limp ropes.

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  • He smiled, enjoying it, then climbed through the ropes of the ring.

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  • Not giving him a chance to argue, she ducked through the ropes and leapt to the floor.

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  • The blonde woman maneuvered through the ropes.

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  • "No shit?" the man named Dusty asked from the ring, leaning over the ropes.

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  • occupants of these seven tombs were kings might be inferred from the sculptures, and one of those at Nakshi Rustam is expressly declared in its inscription to be the tomb of Darius Hystaspis, concerning whom Ctesias relates that his grave was in the face of a rock, and could only be reached by means of an apparatus of ropes.

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  • The town manufactures combs and horn goods, brass and iron wares, leather, malt, bricks and ropes.

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  • The male duct vd becomes fleshy and muscular near its termination at the genital pore, forming the penis p. Attached to it is a diverticulum fl, in which the spermatozoa which have descended from the ovo-testis are stored and modelled into sperm ropes or spermatophores.

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  • Off the south-east shore lies the Holm (160 ft.), with which communication used to be maintained by means of the Cradle of Noss swing or ropes.

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  • Numerous patent ropes, some having wires and strands of special shapes, have been introduced with the idea of improving the wearing properties.

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  • At a few mines (since safety catches cannot be successfully applied to man-cars) these conveyances are raised and lowered by separate engines and ropes.

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  • Sinking pumps, designed for use in shafts in process of sinking, are suspended by wire ropes so as to be raised before blasting and promptly lowered again to resume pumping.

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  • The principal industries are the manufacture of sackings, ropes, bricks, coarse earthenware, terra-cotta, tobacco-pipes and leather.

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  • It was in this lofty rock-girt hollow that the gladiator Spartacus was besieged by the praetor Claudius Pulcher; he escaped by twisting ropes of vine branches and descending through unguarded fissures in the crater-rim.

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  • Machinery, cement, cordage, wire ropes, tobacco, leather, &c. are manufactured.

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  • The arrangements for this purpose vary, of course, with the amount of work to be done with one fixing of the machinery; where it is likely to be used for a considerable time, the drum and brake are solidly constructed, and the ropes of steel or iron wire carefully guided over friction rollers, placed at intervals between the rails to prevent them from chafing and wearing out on the ground.

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  • The cage is connected by tubular clips, made in two pieces and bolted together, which slide over the ropes.

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  • Flat ropes of steel or iron wire were and are still used to a great extent, but round ones are now generally preferred.

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  • In Belgium and the north of France flat ropes of aloe fibre (Manila hemp or plantain fibre) are in high repute, being considered preferable by many colliery managers to wire, in spite of their great weight.

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  • Tapered round ropes, although mechanically preferable, are not advantageous in practice, as the wear being greater at the cage end than on the drum it is necessary to cut off portions of the former at intervals.

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  • Ultimately also the ropes should be reversed in position, and this can only be done with a rope of uniform section.

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  • The drum, when round ropes are used, is a plain broad cylinder, with flanged rims, and cased with soft wood packing, upon which the rope is coiled; the breadth is made sufficient to take the whole length of the rope at two laps.

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  • One drum is usually fixed to the shaft, while the other is loose, with a screw link or other means of coupling, in order to be able to adjust the two ropes to exactly the same length, so that one cage may be at the surface when the other is at the bottom, without having to pay out or take up any slack rope by the engine.

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  • For flat ropes the drum or bobbin consists of a solid disk, of the width of the rope fixed upon the shaft, with numerous parallel pairs of arms or horns, arranged radially on both sides, the space between being just sufficient to allow the rope to enter and coil regularly upon the preceding lap. This method has the advantage of equalizing the work of the engine throughout the journey, for when the load is greatest, with the full cage at the bottom and the whole length of rope out, the duty required in the first revolution of the engine is measured by the length of the smallest circumference; while the assistance derived from gravitating action of the descending cage in the same period is equal to the weight of the falling mass through a height corresponding to the length of the largest lap, and so on, the speed being increased as the weight diminishes, and vice versa.

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  • In Belgium it was tried in a pit 940 metres deep, where it has been replaced by flat hempen ropes, and is now restricted to shallower workings.

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  • Ropes and Round steel wire-ropes, about 2 in.

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  • The opposite axes are connected with springs which are kept in compression by tension of the rope in drawing but come into action when the pull is released, the side axes then biting into wooden guides or gripping those of steel bars or ropes.

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  • When closed by the load the width is sufficient to allow it to enter a funnel-shaped guide on a cross-bar of the frame some distance above the bank level, but on reaching the narrower portion of the guide at the top the plates are forced apart which releases the ropes and brings the lugs into contact with the top of the cross-bar which secures the cage from falling.

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  • The ropes are spaced laterally by the blocks B, B, B, B, which also serve to prevent them from slipping sideways.

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  • In the former the main supporting member or members may be an arch ring or arched ribs, suspension chains or ropes, or a pair of girders, beams or trusses.

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  • In suspension bridges the principal members are in tension, and the introduction of iron link chains about the end of the 18th century, and later of wire ropes of still greater tenacity, permitted the construction of road bridges of this type with spans at that time impossible with any other system of construction.

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  • For erection a suspended platform was constructed on eight wire ropes, on which the chains were laid out and connected.

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  • in length, and are grey-green in colour; on account of their tenacity of fibre and flexibility they have for centuries been employed for the making of ropes, sandals, baskets, mats and other articles.

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  • C. Ropes, The Story of the Civil War (1894-1898); G.

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  • C. Ropes, in Scribner's Magazine, Feb.

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  • Solemn and gay dances were frequent, and a sport called the bird-dance excited the admiration of foreigners for the skill and daring with which groups of performers dressed as birds let themselves down by ropes wound round the top of a high mast, so as to fly whirled in circles far above the ground.

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  • The industries of Pistoia include iron and steel works, especially manufactures of glass, silk, macaroni, woollens, olive oil, ropes, paper, vehicles and fire-arms. The word "pistol" is derived (apparently through pistolese, a dagger - dagger and pistol being both small arms) from Pistoia, where that weapon was largely manufactured in the middle ages.

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  • The other industries, are chiefly fishing, shipbuilding and the manufacture of ropes and sails.

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  • The town was noted for the manufacture of ropes and cables as early as 1213, and an act of parliament (21 Henry VIII.) shows that the inhabitants had "from time out of mind" made the cables, ropes and hawsers for the royal navy and for most of the other ships.

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  • It has an important cloth industry, and manufactures of sugar, ropes, machinery and agricultural implements.

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  • When erect, the mast is steadied by means of three guy ropes.

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  • Sponges are represented by spicules and anchor ropes.

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  • The manufactures are not extensive, but the preparation of fish products, shipbuilding, weaving and distillery, with manufactures of paper, pottery, tobacco and ropes are carried on.

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  • square sunk into the blue ground; the diamantiferous rock was hoisted by bucket and windlass, and roadways were left across the pit to provide access to the claims. But the roadways soon fell in, and ultimately haulage from the claims could only be provided by means of a vast system of wire ropes extending from a triple staging of windlasses erected round the entire edge of the mine, which had by this time become a huge open pit; the ropes from the upper windlasses extended to the centre, and those from the lower tier to the sides of the pit; covering the whole mass like a gigantic cobweb.

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  • 12.) The buckets of blue ground were hauled up these ropes by means of horse whims, and in 1875 steam winding engines began to be employed.

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  • Ropes, Die Spriiche Jesu (Leipzig, 1896); and the article "Sayings" in J.

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  • There are manufactures of cloth, linen, leather, caps, boots, soap, candles, ropes; as well as breweries and distilleries.

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  • These in Dortmund more particularly embrace steel railway rails, mining plant, wire ropes, machinery, safes and sewing machines.

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  • The people also use the various fibre-producing plants for the manufacture of ropes, coarse string and fine cord, and for making fishing nets.

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  • But a floor, however heavy, suspended by three wire ropes and properly balanced over large, well-mounted pulleys, requires an amount of energy to work it which does not exceed that required to operate a platform of moderate dimensions, and there is a freedom, a safety and a facility of working with a complete floor which no partial platform can give.

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  • The implements used are two makes of iron-shod wooden ploughs; a large shovel, worked by three or five men, one working the handle, the others jerking the blade by ropes attached to it; a short sharp-pointed hoe, a bamboo rake, and a wooden barrow, all of rude construction.

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  • The manufactures include steam flour-mills, iron and machinery works, manufactories of ropes and candles, distilleries and potteries.

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  • The following empirical formulae for the stiffness of hempen ropes have been deduced by Mono from the experiments of Coulomb: Let F be the stiffness in pounds avoirdupois; d the diameter of the rope In inches, fl = 48d2 for white ropes and 35d2 for tarred ropes; r the effectire radius of the pulley in inches; T the tension in pounds.

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  • Then For white ropes, F=!i (o.oOf2+o.oolo26n+oooI2T ~

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  • For tarred ropes, F =l~ (o.0o6+o.oo1392n+o.ooI68T J

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  • One-third to be deducted off repairs to and renewal of woodwork of hull, masts and spars, furniture, upholstery, crockery, metal and glassware, also sails, rigging, ropes, sheets and hawsers (other than wire and chain), awnings, covers and painting.

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  • One-sixth to be deducted off wire rigging, wire ropes and wire hawsers, chain cables and chains, donkey engines, steam winches and connexions, steam cranes and connexions; other repairs in full.

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  • Deductions as above under clause C, except that one-third be deducted off ironwork of masts and spars, repairs to and renewal of all machinery (inclusive of boilers and their mountings), and all hawsers, ropes, sheets and rigging.

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  • navigation could be carried on, or the lake-dwellings themselves be erected, without the use of ropes and cords; and the erection of memorial stones (menhirs, dolmens), at whichever era, and to whatever people these monuments may belong, would be altogether impracticable without the use of strong ropes."

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  • " At Beni Hassan," he says, " the mode of cultivating the plant, in the same square beds now met with throughout Egypt (much resembling our salt pans), the process of beating the stalks and making them into ropes, and the manufacture of a piece of cloth are distinctly pointed out."

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  • Besides the fisheries, there are engineering works, distilleries, and works for the making of ropes, sails and oil.

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  • C. Ropes, the highest American authority of his time on military history, particularly the history of the American Civil War.

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  • The inner bark is twisted into ropes, and, like that of the spruce, is kiln dried, ground up, and mixed with meal in times of scarcity; in Kamchatka it is macerated in water, then pounded, and made into a kind of substitute for bread without any admixture of flour.

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  • Heriot (De Bry's Collection of Voyages), in his report on Virginia, describes a plant under the same name "with roots as large as a walnut and others much larger; they grow in damp soil, many hanging together as if fixed on ropes; they are good food either boiled or roasted."

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  • Other important industries include the making of boilers, steam-engines, locomotives, anchors, chain-cables, sailcloth, ropes, paper, woollen and worsted goods, besides general engineering, an aluminium factory, a flax-spinning mill, distilleries and an oil-refinery.

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  • When one of the giant trees falls across the road, it forms a wall breast high to be climbed over, and the mass of tangled ropes brought down makes cutting a path round it a work of time which travellers never undertake."This description is equally applicable to the forest region extending eastward from the mouth of the Aruwimi almost to Albert Nyanza.

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  • See his Orations and Addresses, with a memoir by John Codman Ropes (Boston, 1891).

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  • The odious vice of bell-ringing he renounced; but he still for a time ventured to go to the church tower and look on while others pulled the ropes.

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  • The rims of pulleys for hemp or other ropes or cords are grooved, and the sides are usually either inclined at 45° or curved to give a sharper angle at the outside than at the bottom of the groove; in the latter case, as the rope wears it engages in a groove of greater angle and less effective grip. Wire ropes are injured by the lateral crushing of the material, and in this case the grooves are wide enough to allow the rope to rest on the rounded bottom, which is lined with leather or wood to diminish the wear and increase the friction.

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  • In English practice there are as many separate endless ropes as there are pairs of grooves in the two pulleys to be connected, but in cases of American practice the rope is continuously wound round the two pulleys, and the free end passes over a pulley mounted on a movable weighted carriage to adjust the tension.

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  • For ropes in the grooves of cast-iron pulleys, where 4, is the inclination of the sides of the grooves, the value of the normal pressure is increased in the ratio of cosec zct) = I.

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  • A usual value of for hemp ropes on cast-iron pulleys is 0.3, and the exponential log ratio is therefore 0 3ur cosec 20 when 9 =7r.

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  • In Lapland the bark is made into ropes.

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  • Its inhabitants are employed chiefly in the cultivation of flax and hemp, and in the making of ropes.

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  • It manufactures ornaments of various kinds, cigars, leather, paper, playing cards, silver and platina wares, chocolate, soap, woollen cloth, hats, silk, gloves, stockings, ropes and matches.

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  • The smooth surface of the viscous billowy lava is further diversified by long twisted " ropes," curving backwards and forwards up and down the undulations.

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  • Excellent suspension bridges span some of the larger rivers, made of interlaced rattan ropes secured to trees on opposite banks, so very similar to those seen in Sumatra as to suggest some Malay influence.

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  • The former supply most of the peat, and some of the tree-trunks dug out of them have been found so flexible from immersion that they might be twisted into ropes.

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  • The esparto is twisted into cords and ropes and the staple matting so common on the floors of Spanish houses of all classes, the estera.

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  • This work is partly carried out beneath the surface and partly on the surface, upon which the worms wander at night and eject the swallowed and triturated earth; frequently castings of some height are formed of coiled ropes of agglutinated particles of mould.

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  • The palm, Arenga saccharifera, furnishes gemuti fibres for ropes; its juice is manufactured into sugar and a beverage called sagueir; and intoxicating drinks are prepared from several other palms.

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  • Industries include the manufacture of earthenware, leather goods, sails, ropes and linen, and ironfounding.

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  • The hemp fibre has always been valuable for the rope industry, and it was at one time very extensively used in the production of yarns for the manufacture of sail cloth, sheeting, covers, bagging, sacking, &c. Much of the finer quality is still made into cloth, but almost all the coarser quality finds its way into ropes and similar material.

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  • Hesychius says the Thracian women made sheets of hemp. Moschion (about 200 B.C.) records the use of hempen ropes for rigging the ship "Syracusia" built for Hiero II.

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  • Children and adults alike pressed against the ropes and peered up the street, expectation on their collective faces.

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  • The collection was made up of Shipton's newly purchased, barely used, ice climbing gear, ropes, ice axes, pitons and various garments.

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  • "But Shipton had two ropes," Cynthia said.

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  • She cut both ropes!

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  • She darted for the barn, the kid's feet dangling like limp ropes.

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  • He smiled, enjoying it, then climbed through the ropes of the ring.

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  • Not giving him a chance to argue, she ducked through the ropes and leapt to the floor.

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  • The blonde woman maneuvered through the ropes.

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  • "No shit?" the man named Dusty asked from the ring, leaning over the ropes.

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  • This monolith was raised by the people of Dunvegan, using ropes and a wooden A-frame.

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  • baulkty moved off with 2 ropes + 1 timber balk with small rope to the 1st pitch.

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  • belay loops (tapes, ropes or cords) that have been left in the cave.

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  • He introduced a number of innovations, including steel borers, safety hats, safety fuse, and iron winding ropes.

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  • An Irish bosun, Tim Rooney, takes a liking to the lad and helps him learn the ropes.

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  • breeching ropes ` attached to the carriage.

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  • bulk carrier, gaining access via the forward mooring ropes.

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  • bumble about, failing to find ropes of any sort of useful length.

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  • At 1850 GMT, four robbers armed with crowbars boarded a bulk carrier, gaining access via the forward mooring ropes.

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  • She had a great time learning the ropes, and was well chaperoned by the boys in the band.

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  • An inspection in June had found the tripod disturbed and the guy ropes thoroughly chewed - probably by passing deer.

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  • There were sizable queues for the high ropes, quad bikes and laser clay pigeon shooting.

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  • conquered Everest with the help of Kenyon's ropes - in 1953.

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  • cushion flooring, roofing felts, tapes, ropes, felts and blankets can also contain asbestos.

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  • entangled in the ropes and dragged down, but that was only surmise.

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  • exhilaratedown the ropes like a monkey and end up at the bottom after the exhilarating descent.

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  • Plastic floor tiles, cushion flooring, roofing felts, ropes, and blankets can also contain asbestos.

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  • Very badly frayed or damaged ropes should be discarded.

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  • gibbered quietly in a corner while John & Mark re-rigged the pitch with two 60 m ropes.

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  • grope blindly groping ropes of writhing emerald light evoked a primal terror in Vanir's soul, sending chill shivers down her spine.

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  • guy ropes had to be erected to hold the panels in place whilst the cement set.

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  • hauling ropes.

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  • hawser-laid ropes are made from three strands of the twisted yarns and are produced in sizes from 2.5 cm diameter upwards.

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  • heaveer three hours on the fixed ropes and with the light fading the welcoming domes of Camp 2 hove into sight.

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  • hemp ropes with tape which correspond to a known height of a flown item.

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  • hogsheads of beer (that is 54 gallons) into cellars by ropes.

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  • hoist ropes?

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  • The stuff consisted of at least 5 supermarket trolleys, roped together with thick ropes, complete with grappling hook.

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  • lowered on ropes down a shaft succeeded in freeing 5 of the trapped men.

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  • Simon and Laurie undid the ropes and we motored off jetty then switched off and hoisted the mainsail and Genoa (foresail ).

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  • manhandled the guns with ropes.

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  • mooring ropes.

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  • Check the ropes carefully for large sea horses (Hippocampus kuda ). Also many soft corals, schooling fish, lionfish, giant morays.

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  • Oh, and three enthusiastic novices dying for a go at the ropes.

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  • The ropes tying some horses in the truck broke on at least a dozen occasions.

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  • A Fisherman's Knot is formed from two identical overhand knots pushed together but it is only suitable for small diameter ropes or twine.

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  • picking oakum was separating threads out of disused ropes.

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  • removable by hand, but larger items will need ropes or winches.

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  • The ropes are frequently used as ships ' rigging and other marine cables.

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  • Leather ropes strapped around huge boulders were used to haul the stones onto wooden rollers on which they could be dragged to their destination.

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  • roofing felts, ropes, and blankets can also contain asbestos.

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  • We tied ropes onto a circle ring to hook bomb.

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  • ropes attached to it.

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  • After reaching the floor we tried to pull the ropes through from the abseil point at the top of the crag.

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  • Marks are made on hemp ropes with tape which correspond to a known height of a flown item.

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  • At 1850 GMT, four robbers armed with crowbars boarded a bulk carrier, gaining access via the forward mooring ropes.

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  • On this ridge was Dover's original ropewalk, where ships ' ropes were made.

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  • The ropes controlling the yard are tied to the mast hardly good seamanship!

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  • Try 3D drawing with wire or drawing large-scale with ropes or string Get everyone to draw a self-portrait on a ' post-it ' note.

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  • In addition, lobster pots, rubber sheeting, plastic ropes, plastic tubing and a partially buried children's bike were also removed.

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  • The ropes are made of twisted strands of human hair or animal sinew.

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  • spawn in deeper water forming ropes of eggs, which wind around plant stems.

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  • That is another £ 1.5 billion a year stealth tax imposed when schemes were already on the ropes.

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  • The long life treatment protects the sheath against increased wear and ensures high durability but the ropes are still supple.

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  • Kennel operators often keep dogs tethered on short ropes or chains or confined to tiny spaces.

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  • tiller ropes.

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  • We could have chosen to balance on ropes, climb poles, bungee trampoline, abseil or horseride.

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  • In the traction trebuchet a large troop of men pulled down on ropes to propel the missile.

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  • trusty pick ax, ropes and dynamite and go on a glorious hunt for treasure.

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  • The ropes were then simply unbolted from the supporting beam, leaving merely a small hole.

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  • viable solution for wire ropes is by regular oil or grease soaking.

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  • occupants of these seven tombs were kings might be inferred from the sculptures, and one of those at Nakshi Rustam is expressly declared in its inscription to be the tomb of Darius Hystaspis, concerning whom Ctesias relates that his grave was in the face of a rock, and could only be reached by means of an apparatus of ropes.

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  • For many years the best workshop travellers were those driven by quick running ropes; these performed admirable service, but they have given place to the more modern electric traveller.

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  • ropes used in working inclines 19.

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  • The industries of the town include cotton spinning and weaving, silk spinning, the manufacture of tobacco, ropes, metal-ware, furniture, &c. The market gardens of the neighbourhood are famous, and there is a considerable shipping trade by the river and the Ludwigskanal.

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  • The chief industries of Grimsby are shipbuilding, brewing, tanning, manufactures of ship tackle, ropes, ice for preserving fish, turnery, flour, linseed cake, artificial manure; and there are saw mills, bone and corn mills, and creosote works.

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  • The town manufactures combs and horn goods, brass and iron wares, leather, malt, bricks and ropes.

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  • From the widespreading roots string and ropes are manufactured in Lapland and Bothnia: the longer ones which run near the surface are selected, split through, and then boiled for some hours in a ley of wood-ashes and salt, which, dissolving out the resin, loosens the fibres and renders them easily separable, and ready for twisting into cordage.

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  • The male duct vd becomes fleshy and muscular near its termination at the genital pore, forming the penis p. Attached to it is a diverticulum fl, in which the spermatozoa which have descended from the ovo-testis are stored and modelled into sperm ropes or spermatophores.

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  • Thrice Samson scoffingly told her how he might be bound, and thrice he readily broke the bonds with which she had fettered him in his sleep; seven green bow-strings, new ropes, and even the braiding of his hair into the frame of the loom failed to secure him.

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  • There are manufactures of paper, hats, leather, ropes, porcelain, majolica, soap, spirits, and ornaments made of palm leaves and grasses.

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  • Off the south-east shore lies the Holm (160 ft.), with which communication used to be maintained by means of the Cradle of Noss swing or ropes.

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  • It is a centre of the iron and steel industries, producing principally cast steel, cast iron, iron pipes, wire and wire ropes, and lamps, with tin and zinc works, coal-mining, factories for carpets, calcium carbide and paper-roofing, brickworks and breweries.

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  • There are works for the manufacture of woollens and ropes, also tanneries, but it is as the central market of a large and fertile district that Carmarthen is most important.

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  • In the tail-rope system of haulage, best adapted for single track roads, there are two ropes - a main and a " tail " rope - winding on a pair of drums operated by an engine.

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  • The ropes are supported between the rails and guided on curves by rollers and sheaves.

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  • If, for a twocompartment shaft, a pair of drums (or a single wide drum) be keyed to the engine shaft, with the ropes wound in opposite directions, the hoisting is " in balance," that is, the cages and cars counterbalance each other, so that the engine has to raise only the useful load of mineral, plus the rope.

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  • Formerly hemp and also fibre ropes were commonly used.

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  • Except in a few instances these were long ago superseded by ron-wire ropes, which in turn have p been replaced by steel because of its greater strength.

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  • It is composed of several fourstranded ropes, without hemp centres, laid side by side, and sewed together by wire (fig.

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  • Numerous patent ropes, some having wires and strands of special shapes, have been introduced with the idea of improving the wearing properties.

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  • Hoisting ropes are weakened by deterioration and breakage of the wires, due to corrosion and repeated bending, and should be kept under careful inspection.

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  • A ratio of 48 to is the minimum allowable; better 60 to 75 to 1, and for highly tempered steel ropes ratios of 150 to i or more are desirable.

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  • carrying the grooved sheaves over 'which the hoisting ropes pass, is known as the head-gear (fig.

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  • Ropes of tapering section may be used for great depths, but are not satisfactory in practice.

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  • At a few mines (since safety catches cannot be successfully applied to man-cars) these conveyances are raised and lowered by separate engines and ropes.

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  • Sinking pumps, designed for use in shafts in process of sinking, are suspended by wire ropes so as to be raised before blasting and promptly lowered again to resume pumping.

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  • The principal industries are the manufacture of sackings, ropes, bricks, coarse earthenware, terra-cotta, tobacco-pipes and leather.

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  • It was in this lofty rock-girt hollow that the gladiator Spartacus was besieged by the praetor Claudius Pulcher; he escaped by twisting ropes of vine branches and descending through unguarded fissures in the crater-rim.

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  • Machinery, cement, cordage, wire ropes, tobacco, leather, &c. are manufactured.

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  • In addition the Histories of the Apostolic Age, by Hausrath, Weizsacker, McGiffert, Bartlet, Ropes and others, and the kindred works of Baur, Schwegler and Pfleiderer should be consulted.

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  • The arrangements for this purpose vary, of course, with the amount of work to be done with one fixing of the machinery; where it is likely to be used for a considerable time, the drum and brake are solidly constructed, and the ropes of steel or iron wire carefully guided over friction rollers, placed at intervals between the rails to prevent them from chafing and wearing out on the ground.

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  • The cage is connected by tubular clips, made in two pieces and bolted together, which slide over the ropes.

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  • Flat ropes of steel or iron wire were and are still used to a great extent, but round ones are now generally preferred.

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  • In Belgium and the north of France flat ropes of aloe fibre (Manila hemp or plantain fibre) are in high repute, being considered preferable by many colliery managers to wire, in spite of their great weight.

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  • Tapered round ropes, although mechanically preferable, are not advantageous in practice, as the wear being greater at the cage end than on the drum it is necessary to cut off portions of the former at intervals.

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  • Ultimately also the ropes should be reversed in position, and this can only be done with a rope of uniform section.

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  • The drum, when round ropes are used, is a plain broad cylinder, with flanged rims, and cased with soft wood packing, upon which the rope is coiled; the breadth is made sufficient to take the whole length of the rope at two laps.

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  • One drum is usually fixed to the shaft, while the other is loose, with a screw link or other means of coupling, in order to be able to adjust the two ropes to exactly the same length, so that one cage may be at the surface when the other is at the bottom, without having to pay out or take up any slack rope by the engine.

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  • For flat ropes the drum or bobbin consists of a solid disk, of the width of the rope fixed upon the shaft, with numerous parallel pairs of arms or horns, arranged radially on both sides, the space between being just sufficient to allow the rope to enter and coil regularly upon the preceding lap. This method has the advantage of equalizing the work of the engine throughout the journey, for when the load is greatest, with the full cage at the bottom and the whole length of rope out, the duty required in the first revolution of the engine is measured by the length of the smallest circumference; while the assistance derived from gravitating action of the descending cage in the same period is equal to the weight of the falling mass through a height corresponding to the length of the largest lap, and so on, the speed being increased as the weight diminishes, and vice versa.

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  • In Belgium it was tried in a pit 940 metres deep, where it has been replaced by flat hempen ropes, and is now restricted to shallower workings.

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  • Ropes and Round steel wire-ropes, about 2 in.

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  • The opposite axes are connected with springs which are kept in compression by tension of the rope in drawing but come into action when the pull is released, the side axes then biting into wooden guides or gripping those of steel bars or ropes.

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  • When closed by the load the width is sufficient to allow it to enter a funnel-shaped guide on a cross-bar of the frame some distance above the bank level, but on reaching the narrower portion of the guide at the top the plates are forced apart which releases the ropes and brings the lugs into contact with the top of the cross-bar which secures the cage from falling.

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  • The ropes are spaced laterally by the blocks B, B, B, B, which also serve to prevent them from slipping sideways.

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  • In the former the main supporting member or members may be an arch ring or arched ribs, suspension chains or ropes, or a pair of girders, beams or trusses.

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  • In suspension bridges the principal members are in tension, and the introduction of iron link chains about the end of the 18th century, and later of wire ropes of still greater tenacity, permitted the construction of road bridges of this type with spans at that time impossible with any other system of construction.

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  • For erection a suspended platform was constructed on eight wire ropes, on which the chains were laid out and connected.

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  • in length, and are grey-green in colour; on account of their tenacity of fibre and flexibility they have for centuries been employed for the making of ropes, sandals, baskets, mats and other articles.

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  • C. Ropes, The Story of the Civil War (1894-1898); G.

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  • Lamed, Literature of American History (Boston, 1902), and useful lists in Ropes, op. cit., and in the Cambridge Modern History, vol.

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  • C. Ropes, in Scribner's Magazine, Feb.

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  • In addition to these are the many small domestic industries, such as the making of straw hats, mats, baskets, pottery, ropes and rough textiles.

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  • Solemn and gay dances were frequent, and a sport called the bird-dance excited the admiration of foreigners for the skill and daring with which groups of performers dressed as birds let themselves down by ropes wound round the top of a high mast, so as to fly whirled in circles far above the ground.

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  • The industries of Pistoia include iron and steel works, especially manufactures of glass, silk, macaroni, woollens, olive oil, ropes, paper, vehicles and fire-arms. The word "pistol" is derived (apparently through pistolese, a dagger - dagger and pistol being both small arms) from Pistoia, where that weapon was largely manufactured in the middle ages.

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  • The other industries, are chiefly fishing, shipbuilding and the manufacture of ropes and sails.

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  • The town was noted for the manufacture of ropes and cables as early as 1213, and an act of parliament (21 Henry VIII.) shows that the inhabitants had "from time out of mind" made the cables, ropes and hawsers for the royal navy and for most of the other ships.

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  • It has an important cloth industry, and manufactures of sugar, ropes, machinery and agricultural implements.

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  • When erect, the mast is steadied by means of three guy ropes.

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  • Sponges are represented by spicules and anchor ropes.

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  • The manufactures are not extensive, but the preparation of fish products, shipbuilding, weaving and distillery, with manufactures of paper, pottery, tobacco and ropes are carried on.

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  • square sunk into the blue ground; the diamantiferous rock was hoisted by bucket and windlass, and roadways were left across the pit to provide access to the claims. But the roadways soon fell in, and ultimately haulage from the claims could only be provided by means of a vast system of wire ropes extending from a triple staging of windlasses erected round the entire edge of the mine, which had by this time become a huge open pit; the ropes from the upper windlasses extended to the centre, and those from the lower tier to the sides of the pit; covering the whole mass like a gigantic cobweb.

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  • 12.) The buckets of blue ground were hauled up these ropes by means of horse whims, and in 1875 steam winding engines began to be employed.

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  • (See Kimberley.) The scene of native mining was now transferred from the open pit to underground tunnels; the vast network of wire ropes (Plate II.

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  • Ropes, Die Spriiche Jesu (Leipzig, 1896); and the article "Sayings" in J.

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  • There are manufactures of cloth, linen, leather, caps, boots, soap, candles, ropes; as well as breweries and distilleries.

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  • These in Dortmund more particularly embrace steel railway rails, mining plant, wire ropes, machinery, safes and sewing machines.

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  • The people also use the various fibre-producing plants for the manufacture of ropes, coarse string and fine cord, and for making fishing nets.

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  • But a floor, however heavy, suspended by three wire ropes and properly balanced over large, well-mounted pulleys, requires an amount of energy to work it which does not exceed that required to operate a platform of moderate dimensions, and there is a freedom, a safety and a facility of working with a complete floor which no partial platform can give.

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  • The implements used are two makes of iron-shod wooden ploughs; a large shovel, worked by three or five men, one working the handle, the others jerking the blade by ropes attached to it; a short sharp-pointed hoe, a bamboo rake, and a wooden barrow, all of rude construction.

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  • The manufactures include steam flour-mills, iron and machinery works, manufactories of ropes and candles, distilleries and potteries.

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  • The following empirical formulae for the stiffness of hempen ropes have been deduced by Mono from the experiments of Coulomb: Let F be the stiffness in pounds avoirdupois; d the diameter of the rope In inches, fl = 48d2 for white ropes and 35d2 for tarred ropes; r the effectire radius of the pulley in inches; T the tension in pounds.

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  • Then For white ropes, F=!i (o.oOf2+o.oolo26n+oooI2T ~

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  • For tarred ropes, F =l~ (o.0o6+o.oo1392n+o.ooI68T J

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  • One-third to be deducted off repairs to and renewal of woodwork of hull, masts and spars, furniture, upholstery, crockery, metal and glassware, also sails, rigging, ropes, sheets and hawsers (other than wire and chain), awnings, covers and painting.

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  • One-sixth to be deducted off wire rigging, wire ropes and wire hawsers, chain cables and chains, donkey engines, steam winches and connexions, steam cranes and connexions; other repairs in full.

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  • Deductions as above under clause C, except that one-third be deducted off ironwork of masts and spars, repairs to and renewal of all machinery (inclusive of boilers and their mountings), and all hawsers, ropes, sheets and rigging.

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  • navigation could be carried on, or the lake-dwellings themselves be erected, without the use of ropes and cords; and the erection of memorial stones (menhirs, dolmens), at whichever era, and to whatever people these monuments may belong, would be altogether impracticable without the use of strong ropes."

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  • " At Beni Hassan," he says, " the mode of cultivating the plant, in the same square beds now met with throughout Egypt (much resembling our salt pans), the process of beating the stalks and making them into ropes, and the manufacture of a piece of cloth are distinctly pointed out."

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  • Besides the fisheries, there are engineering works, distilleries, and works for the making of ropes, sails and oil.

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  • C. Ropes, the highest American authority of his time on military history, particularly the history of the American Civil War.

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  • The inner bark is twisted into ropes, and, like that of the spruce, is kiln dried, ground up, and mixed with meal in times of scarcity; in Kamchatka it is macerated in water, then pounded, and made into a kind of substitute for bread without any admixture of flour.

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  • Heriot (De Bry's Collection of Voyages), in his report on Virginia, describes a plant under the same name "with roots as large as a walnut and others much larger; they grow in damp soil, many hanging together as if fixed on ropes; they are good food either boiled or roasted."

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  • Other important industries include the making of boilers, steam-engines, locomotives, anchors, chain-cables, sailcloth, ropes, paper, woollen and worsted goods, besides general engineering, an aluminium factory, a flax-spinning mill, distilleries and an oil-refinery.

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  • When one of the giant trees falls across the road, it forms a wall breast high to be climbed over, and the mass of tangled ropes brought down makes cutting a path round it a work of time which travellers never undertake."This description is equally applicable to the forest region extending eastward from the mouth of the Aruwimi almost to Albert Nyanza.

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  • See his Orations and Addresses, with a memoir by John Codman Ropes (Boston, 1891).

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  • The odious vice of bell-ringing he renounced; but he still for a time ventured to go to the church tower and look on while others pulled the ropes.

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  • The rims of pulleys for hemp or other ropes or cords are grooved, and the sides are usually either inclined at 45° or curved to give a sharper angle at the outside than at the bottom of the groove; in the latter case, as the rope wears it engages in a groove of greater angle and less effective grip. Wire ropes are injured by the lateral crushing of the material, and in this case the grooves are wide enough to allow the rope to rest on the rounded bottom, which is lined with leather or wood to diminish the wear and increase the friction.

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  • In English practice there are as many separate endless ropes as there are pairs of grooves in the two pulleys to be connected, but in cases of American practice the rope is continuously wound round the two pulleys, and the free end passes over a pulley mounted on a movable weighted carriage to adjust the tension.

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  • For ropes in the grooves of cast-iron pulleys, where 4, is the inclination of the sides of the grooves, the value of the normal pressure is increased in the ratio of cosec zct) = I.

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  • A usual value of for hemp ropes on cast-iron pulleys is 0.3, and the exponential log ratio is therefore 0 3ur cosec 20 when 9 =7r.

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  • In Lapland the bark is made into ropes.

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  • Its inhabitants are employed chiefly in the cultivation of flax and hemp, and in the making of ropes.

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  • It manufactures ornaments of various kinds, cigars, leather, paper, playing cards, silver and platina wares, chocolate, soap, woollen cloth, hats, silk, gloves, stockings, ropes and matches.

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  • The smooth surface of the viscous billowy lava is further diversified by long twisted " ropes," curving backwards and forwards up and down the undulations.

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  • Excellent suspension bridges span some of the larger rivers, made of interlaced rattan ropes secured to trees on opposite banks, so very similar to those seen in Sumatra as to suggest some Malay influence.

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  • The former supply most of the peat, and some of the tree-trunks dug out of them have been found so flexible from immersion that they might be twisted into ropes.

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  • The esparto is twisted into cords and ropes and the staple matting so common on the floors of Spanish houses of all classes, the estera.

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  • This work is partly carried out beneath the surface and partly on the surface, upon which the worms wander at night and eject the swallowed and triturated earth; frequently castings of some height are formed of coiled ropes of agglutinated particles of mould.

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  • Driving with long reins in the field should precede the fastening of ropes to the collar, as it accustoms the animal to the pressure on the shoulders of the draught, later to be experienced in the yoke.

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  • The palm, Arenga saccharifera, furnishes gemuti fibres for ropes; its juice is manufactured into sugar and a beverage called sagueir; and intoxicating drinks are prepared from several other palms.

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  • Industries include the manufacture of earthenware, leather goods, sails, ropes and linen, and ironfounding.

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  • The hemp fibre has always been valuable for the rope industry, and it was at one time very extensively used in the production of yarns for the manufacture of sail cloth, sheeting, covers, bagging, sacking, &c. Much of the finer quality is still made into cloth, but almost all the coarser quality finds its way into ropes and similar material.

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  • Hesychius says the Thracian women made sheets of hemp. Moschion (about 200 B.C.) records the use of hempen ropes for rigging the ship "Syracusia" built for Hiero II.

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  • If jump ropes or board games or ice cream turn out to have positive externalities—that is, if they help society—a subsidy could lower the prices of these items.

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  • Our little boat confronted the gale fearlessly; with sails spread and ropes taut, she seemed to sit upon the wind.

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  • Behind the guns were their limbers and still farther back picket ropes and artillerymen's bonfires.

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  • The wagons escorted by the hussars drew up to the picket ropes and a crowd of hussars surrounded them.

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  • There were trunks in the rooms, and hay, wrapping paper, and ropes were scattered about.

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  • The lower jaw of an old Frenchman with a thick mustache trembled as he untied the ropes.

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  • Small items of rubbish on the banks and edges should be removable by hand, but larger items will need ropes or winches.

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  • The ropes are frequently used as ships ' rigging and other marine cables.

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  • Leather ropes strapped around huge boulders were used to haul the stones onto wooden rollers on which they could be dragged to their destination.

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  • We tied ropes onto a circle ring to hook bomb.

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  • Men are stood around a winch they have made from tree trunks, holding ropes attached to it.

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  • After reaching the floor we tried to pull the ropes through from the abseil point at the top of the crag.

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  • On this ridge was Dover 's original ropewalk, where ships ' ropes were made.

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  • The ropes controlling the yard are tied to the mast hardly good seamanship !

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  • Try 3D drawing with wire or drawing large-scale with ropes or string Get everyone to draw a self-portrait on a ' post-it ' note.

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  • In addition, lobster pots, rubber sheeting, plastic ropes, plastic tubing and a partially buried children 's bike were also removed.

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  • The ropes are made of twisted strands of human hair or animal sinew.

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  • Toads tend to spawn in deeper water forming ropes of eggs, which wind around plant stems.

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  • That is another £ 1.5 billion a year stealth tax imposed when schemes were already on the ropes.

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  • We paused momentarily on the ropes, hiding our face to prevent him seeing the steely resolve glaring in our eyes.

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  • The long life treatment protects the sheath against increased wear and ensures high durability but the ropes are still supple.

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  • Kennel operators often keep dogs tethered on short ropes or chains or confined to tiny spaces.

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  • Older shells have short wooden handles (knockers) on the tiller ropes.

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  • Ropes were wound round the statue 's neck, and, to cheers, the crowd attempted to topple the statue.

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  • We could have chosen to balance on ropes, climb poles, bungee trampoline, abseil or horseride.

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  • In the traction trebuchet a large troop of men pulled down on ropes to propel the missile.

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  • Use your trusty pick ax, ropes and dynamite and go on a glorious hunt for treasure.

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  • The ropes were then simply unbolted from the supporting beam, leaving merely a small hole.

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  • The only viable solution for wire ropes is by regular oil or grease soaking.

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  • In addition to skis, you'll find bindings, ropes, handles, helmets, carrying bags and various water ski accessories.

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  • Kitty gyms may combine the elements of cat condos and cat trees alongside dangling ropes and scratching posts.

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  • Anchors with ropes and sailboats are de rigueur with nautical themes.

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  • This is an interesting choice for a rod since many of the finials available for this style often have metal ropes and tassels to complete the look.

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  • If you want to bat your flirty lashes in a look that is totally feminine, you'll want to learn the ropes of this classic and timeless eyeliner technique.First, start with a dry and concealed eye.

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  • Fortunately, there are hundreds of people who already know the ropes and aren't shy about posting their reviews of casino gambling sites.

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  • The terrain is 30 percent beginner and 50 percent intermediate, making it a great choice for families with children who are just learning the ropes.

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  • Use two ropes or two long jump ropes to designate a space approximately 15 feet long by four feet wide.

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  • Spread "landmines" in the space between the ropes in a random order.

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  • Wrap light ropes around pillars or columns before transporting them to the site.

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  • Flowers and strings or ropes of lights can also be used on the fencing for decoration.

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  • Depending on the theme and colors you choose, you can create fabulous styles for your valance using ordinary ropes, cords, hooks, or even an ordinary cylinder-type rod and some nails.

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  • The musicians will move to Nashville, Tennessee and learn the ropes from country music songwriters.

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  • Most members will be happy to take you under their wing and show you the ropes.

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  • Typical toys include rubber chews, ropes and plush toys.

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  • The American Indians are said to have used the bark for making ropes, hence the name "Leather-wood."

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  • There are lots of different methods depending on the manufacturer involved, but systems can use simple brackets, ropes, pulleys or cables.

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  • If you're willing to learn the ropes and put in some work, you might achieve the success in the fashion world you desire.

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  • Gambling became more commonplace, and shows like Celebrity Poker and ESPN coverage of major poker events brought the mainstream into the poker fold and showed them the ropes.

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  • One may be assigned to punch, another to grab, yet another to pin or throw your opponent off the ropes.

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  • Using realistic physics, the acrobatic prince will climb walls, run up ledges, swing from ropes and poles and wield dual weapons to defeat the monsters created by the Sands of Time.

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  • There is a fantastic in-game tutorial that shows rookies the ropes and helps them get the feel for the flow of the in-game action.

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  • Each comes with mosquito netting, ropes to provide support, nylon cords designed to protect the trees you use to support your hammock, a rain fly and a stuff bag.

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  • The ropes attract moisture to help drain it away from the hammocks.

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  • Eagle's Nest - Designed for both boaters and campers, these hammocks use nautical grade ropes to keep you securely in your "nest."

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  • Water parks and ropes courses often look for candidates with management backgrounds and degrees.

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  • Many degree programs will also require a number of hands-on activity classes that certify you in specific outdoor skills like wilderness first aid, SCUBA diving, lifeguarding, ropes courses and backpacking.

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  • Visiting craft sites and candle making sites can be a little overwhelming, particularly if you've never made a candle and never had anyone show you the ropes.

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  • While waiting in line to see Santa, do not let children touch or play with ropes, poles, or other queue markers or decorations that may not be properly sanitized.

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  • Thicker chains and ropes are more practical and versatile, while herringbone chains are the thickest designs and only work well with thicker pendants.

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  • For example, if you're interested in taking your voice to radio, consider interning a few hours a week at a local radio station to learn the ropes.

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  • However, unique to Camp Horizons is their equestrian camp for teen girls and their co-ed adventure camp that includes rock climbing, white water rafting, high ropes courses and even caving for the more adventuresome!

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  • Boys programming tends to emphasize the adventuresome aspect of boys' personalities, and many boys camps offer a variety of adventures, such as kayaking, paint ball, high ropes, rock climbing and spelunking.

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  • Have your child make up silly songs as she jumps ropes.

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  • It will likely take you several months to start showing a profit; give yourself time to "learn the ropes" before you get discouraged.

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  • The 10,000 sq.ft. rainforest exhibit, complete with tree-filled paths and swinging ropes, takes visitors inside the real-life habitat of the zoo's Squirrel Monkeys.

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  • The series began by introducing Army Wives through the eyes of Roxy (Pressman) learning the ropes about being a new military wife.

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  • As an apprentice, Yoji was still learning the ropes of tattooing when the show began and spent much of his time helping out around the shop and drawing.

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  • Yoga ropes are wall-mounted devices that help you develop strength and flexibility.

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  • Advanced yoga gear includes items such as an inversion sling, yoga headstander, yoga board, backbending bench, or yoga ropes.

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  • Therapy balls, trampolines, bicycles, or jump ropes are a lot of fun for children even as they enhance muscle coordination and balance.

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  • Other books are for more experienced crafters who already know the ropes.

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  • Separate the floss so that the colors are grouped together, forming two thick ropes.

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  • Twist the ropes together by putting strand one over strand two, then strand two over strand one.

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  • The equipment uses springs, ropes and sliding bars to help you achieve your correct Pilates form.

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  • Some styles sit on the floor, other styles sit up on legs and feature ropes or leather straps.

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  • One big benefit to jumping ropes is that it doesn't require a large space.

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  • Periodization - If you always do the same exercises with the same weights and the same reps, your muscles will soon learn the ropes.

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  • Some companies sell weighted jump ropes, which increase the exercise intensity.

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  • If something is routine to you, you can use this expression to say something similar to 'knowing the ropes' in English.

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  • The fiberous layer under the mesocarp is called the coir, and this fiber can be used to make everything from ropes to textiles.

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  • Many well known lingerie fashion houses offer internships where you can learn the ropes of the industry by experience.

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  • He started learning the technical ropes of music at that young age, and by age 12, he was heading a band that was a big hit on the local circuit.

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  • Glow products - Teens always enjoy glowing bracelets, glow ropes, and glow sticks.

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  • Rent time at a ropes course or other retreat facility that specializes in physical teambuilding activities.

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  • Place two ropes across the length of the pool and tie to each end.

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  • On the first page under cowboy you will see dancing cowboy boots, animated Mickey Mouse with a lasso, wild mustangs and a saddle with ropes.

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  • But with these links as a starting place, learning the ropes of this web design program is not hard at all.

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  • In order to retrieve your ropes after a rappel you have to prepare in advance by setting up a one-rope or two-rope retrievable rappel.

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  • Retrieve the ropes by pulling the end where the square knot is closest to the edge, so that the knot doesn't have to travel around the anchor and risk getting stuck.

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  • You will have no way to retrieve it--just the ropes.

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  • "But Shipton had two ropes," Cynthia said.

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