hempen hempen  /ˈhɛm pən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute

Usage(s):

  1. He was admitted, donned the rude brown habit with hempen girdle, the sandals on his bare feet.
  2. Two men were below them picking fallen boards out of the stout hempen safety net that stretched the whole length of the span.
  3. There were even sales tickets on the coiled hempen ropes down which no one had ever had to make a fire escape.

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