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back-rope
back-rope see ↑backband above.
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  • back´hand´ed|ness — back|hand|ed «BAK HAN dihd», adjective, adverb. –adj. 1. done or made with the back of the hand turned outward: »a backhanded stroke. 2. Figurative. indirect: »He means to help, even though he offers to in a backhanded way. 3. Figurative.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • back´hand´ed|ly — back|hand|ed «BAK HAN dihd», adjective, adverb. –adj. 1. done or made with the back of the hand turned outward: »a backhanded stroke. 2. Figurative. indirect: »He means to help, even though he offers to in a backhanded way. 3. Figurative.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • back|hand|ed — «BAK HAN dihd», adjective, adverb. –adj. 1. done or made with the back of the hand turned outward: »a backhanded stroke. 2. Figurative. indirect: »He means to help, even though he offers to in a backhanded way. 3. Figurative. sounding like praise …   Useful english dictionary

  • back|stay — «BAK STAY», noun. 1. a rope or wire extending aft from the top of a mast to the ship s side and helping to support the mast. 2. a spring, rod, or strap, used for support at the back of various mechanisms or other objects …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rope (film) — Infobox Film name = Rope size = caption= Original Theatrical Poster director = Alfred Hitchcock writer = Play: Patrick Hamilton Adaptation: Hume Cronyn Screenplay: Arthur Laurents Uncredited: Ben Hecht starring = James Stewart John Dall Farley… …   Wikipedia

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