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 for Rope transmission
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rope \Rope\, n. [AS. r[=a]p; akin to D. reep, G. reif ring hoop,
     Icel. reip rope, Sw. rep, Dan. reb, reeb Goth. skaudaraip
     latchet.]
     1. A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in
        circumference, made of strands twisted or braided
        together. It differs from cord, line, and string, only in
        its size. See Cordage.
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     2. A row or string consisting of a number of things united,
        as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
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     3. pl. The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
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     Rope ladder, a ladder made of ropes.
  
     Rope mat., a mat made of cordage, or strands of old rope.
        
  
     Rope of sand, something of no cohession or fiber; a feeble
        union or tie; something not to be relied upon.
  
     Rope pump, a pump in which a rapidly running endless rope
        raises water by the momentum communicated to the water by
        its adhesion to the rope.
  
     Rope transmission (Mach.), a method of transmitting power,
        as between distant places, by means of endless ropes
        running over grooved pulleys.
  
     Rope's end, a piece of rope; especially, one used as a lash
        in inflicting punishment.
  
     To give one rope, to give one liberty or license; to let
        one go at will uncheked.
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