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ropey

a. (alternative spelling of ropy English)

WordNet
ropey
  1. adj. forming viscous or glutinous threads [syn: ropy, stringy, thready]

  2. (British informal) very poor in quality; "ropey food"; "a ropey performance" [syn: ropy]

Usage examples of "ropey".

She just wanted to cuss, spit, and fart with us, and I guess the only currency she had was her ropey ole body.

The Bridgers would be making a detailed chart of every side root on the mainroots, every bud, every ropey growth.

At last, the chrysalides had let go of Giyan, the sheaths had come off, and her hands and forearms stood revealed, thick with sinuous red veins and ropey yellow arteries, standing out in convolute profusion.

The Untouchables had also painted huge red rings around Joshua’s eyes, fitted him with a ropey wig of oxtails, and affixed to his torso six pert little breasts fashioned from pitch.

The Untouchables had also painted huge red rings around Joshua's eyes, fitted him with a ropey wig of oxtails, and affixed to his torso six pert little breasts fashioned from pitch.

The net was made up of many ropey roots, tugged sideways from the forest of verticals, which were knotted or grown together at armspan intervals, again and again, until the whole chasm was divided h orizontally by a gridwork of thick, strong lines, each individual p olygon of rope-sized roots was further connected by a finer mesh o f knotted root hairs.

The Tarf, their agile servants in stripes of green and gold, with four powerful ropey arms apiece, did the work of breaking camp.