rope of sand


rope of sand
something insubstantial, something immaterial

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Rope of sand — Rope Rope, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.] 1. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rope of Sand — Infobox Film name = Rope of Sand image size = caption = director = William Dieterle producer = Hal B. Wallis writer = Walter Doniger narrator = starring = Burt Lancaster Paul Henreid music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released =… …   Wikipedia

  • rope of sand — something of no cohesion or stability : a feeble union or tie * * * rope of sand, something that cannot hold together; something that only looks like a bond, tie, or means of union …   Useful english dictionary

  • rope of sand — Feeble tie …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • a rope of sand — ► a rope of sand literary illusory security. Main Entry: ↑rope …   English terms dictionary

  • a rope of sand — literary illusory security. → rope …   English new terms dictionary

  • rope — ► NOUN 1) a length of stout cord made by twisting together strands of hemp, sisal, nylon, etc. 2) a quantity of roughly spherical objects strung together: a rope of pearls. 3) (the ropes) the ropes enclosing a boxing or wrestling ring. 4) (the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Rope — Rope, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.] 1. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rope ladder — Rope Rope, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.] 1. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rope mat — Rope Rope, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop, Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip latchet.] 1. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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