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A thick strong cord made from twisted lengths of natural fiber. It can be made from manila, hemp, henequin, coir (coconut palm fiber), flax, jute, and cotton. The last three are generally used for lighter ropes such as cords and twines. Synthetic fibers, particularly nylon and polyesters, are used for lighter and more durable rope. Other ropes are made from wire, for example, for suspension cable in bridge building. Rope-making resembles spinning.


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