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Roper

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Margaret Roper was buried with the head of her father. Sir Thomas More, in her arms.

“Her, who clasped in her last trance

Her murdered father’s head.”


Mistress Roper. A cant name given to the marines by British sailors. The wit, of course, lies in the awkward way that marines handle the ship’s ropes.

To marry Mistress Roper is to enlist in the marines.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Roost
Rope
Rope
Rope
Rope-dancer (The)
Rope-dancers
Rope-walk [barristers slang]
Ropes
Ropes
Ropes
Roper
Roque
Roque Guinart
Roquelaure
Rory OMore
Ros-crana
Rosa (Salvator)
Rosabelle
Rosalia or St. Rosalie
Rosalind
Rosalinde