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Top Ropes

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A display of the topropes. A show of gushing friendliness; great promise of help. The top-rope is the rope used in hauling the top-mast up or down.

“This display of the top-ropes was rather new to me, for time had blurred from my memory the ‘General’sʹ rhapsodies.”—C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 189.

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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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