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PREFERRED TERM
rope  
NARROWER CONCEPTS
SCOPE NOTE
  • Heavy cord, at least 1/4 inch in diameter, formed by twisting or braiding three to six yarns of natural or artificial fiber. In ancient Egypt, ropes were made from reeds or date palm fibers. Ancient ropes were also made from flax, grass, esparto grass, hemp, sisal, coir, cotton, jute, papyrus, and camel hair. Up to 1850, most ropes were made from hemp or sisal. After this point, abaca and agave became the fibers of choice. By the 1950s, synthetic fibers (nylon, rayon, saran, polyester, etc.) became predominant. Glass and metallic fibers have also been incorporated into ropes for added strength and resistance to fire and chemicals. (AAT)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
touw

Dutch

corde

French

Seil

German

σκοινί

Greek

חבל

Hebrew

corda

Italian

konopac

Serbian

uže
rep

Swedish

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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10929
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