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Roper   /rˈoʊpər/   Listen
Roper

noun
1.
A decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game).
2.
A cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses.
3.
A craftsman who makes ropes.  Synonyms: rope-maker, ropemaker.






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"Roper" Quotes from Famous Books



... our Lord," answered More, "I find in his Grace a very good lord indeed, and I believe he doth as singularly favour me as any subject within the realm. Howbeit, son Roper, I may tell thee, I have no cause to be proud thereof, for if my head would win him a castle in France it should not fail ...
— English Literature For Boys And Girls • H.E. Marshall

... afternoon a little figure stole quietly down to the library door. Betty knew her father was out, and Mr. Roper never repulsed any of the children. After a timid knock she passed in, and made a little picture as she stood in the firelight, in her brown velveteen frock ...
— Odd • Amy Le Feuvre

... Chronicle. Monro, Alexander, accountant Hudson's Bay Company. Nuttall, Thomas C., book-keeper. Pearson, Edward, tinsmith. Porter, Arthur, brickmaker. Powell, Doctor I. W. Richardson, George, proprietor of first brick hotel. Roper, S., Kamloops. Styles, S. T., plasterer. Shotbolt, Thomas, druggist. Stockham, F., baker. Sparrow, J. M., post office. Stewart, John, plumber. Sylvester, Frank. Turner, John H. (Todd & Turner), Victoria Produce Market. Vowell, Arthur, Indian superintendent. White, Edward (late ...
— Some Reminiscences of old Victoria • Edgar Fawcett

... residence of Sir Thomas More, a man who, despite the bitterness inseparable from a persecuting age, was of most wonderful goodness as well as intellectual power. We first read over the memories of him preserved by Erasmus, Hoddesdon, Roper, Aubrey, his own namesake, and others. It is pleasant to muse over the past; pleasant to know that much of malice and bigotry has departed, to return no more, that the prevalence of a spirit which could render even Sir Thomas More unjust and, to seeming, cruel, is passing away. Though we do implicitly ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850. • Various

... you acquainted with the best brandin' outfit in these parts." He waved a long, bony arm at the Mexican, who flashed his white teeth. "This Greaser is Aurelio Maria Carara. Need I say he's Mex, and a preemeer roper?" Carara bowed, and swept the ground with his high-peaked head-piece. "The Maduro gent yonder is Mr. Cloudy. His mother being a Navajo squaw, named him, accordin' to the rights and customs of her tribe, selecting the title of Cloudy-but-the-Sun-Shines, which same has proved a misnomer, him ...
— Going Some • Rex Beach

... is anything to charge against Mr. Roper and Mr. Barclay. They are both young married men, and live in ...
— Struggling Upward - or Luke Larkin's Luck • Horatio Alger

... seriously at this late hour and to take life as a serious sort of thing, too; even if I tucked in and fell in love with my work"—he shuddered for her benefit—"what good would it do me? If I turned out to be the best rider, the best shot, the best roper of steers, what then?" ...
— Under Handicap - A Novel • Jackson Gregory

... the Sanguine Scot said, and then went out and apologised to an old bay horse. "We had to settle her hash somehow, Roper, old chap," he said, stroking the beautiful neck, adding tenderly as the grand old head nosed into him: "You silly old fool! You'd carry her like a lamb if I ...
— We of the Never-Never • Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn

... Roper, who was a member of the original class in Washington, requested the writer to come down and spend a month or six weeks in Washington, to organize drill groups in the various departments, several of them, like the Department of ...
— Keeping Fit All the Way • Walter Camp

... in London, with my Lord of Winchester," [Bishop Gardiner] answered Philippa. "Nay, so far from priesthood that he is now on the eve of his wedding, unto one Mrs Mary Roper [daughter of the well-known Margaret Roper], ...
— Robin Tremain - A Story of the Marian Persecution • Emily Sarah Holt



Words linked to "Roper" :   craftsman, cowman, cowpoke, artificer, decoy, cowpuncher, journeyman, cowhand, steerer, puncher, artisan, cattleman, cowboy, cowherd, rope



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