Hornblower: The Duchess and The Devil

Corrected entry: As Hornblower and his crew are rescuing the shipwreck survivors, Horatio says, "Olroyd, throw him a rope". Pure heresy. No professional seaman would ever, under any circumstances, call a line a rope.

Correction: Seaman used the word "rope" then, and still do today. There are "rope-makers" who make "rope" on "rope-walks" and store it in "rope-houses", there are "foot-ropes", "bolt ropes", "tiller ropes", "check ropes", "dip ropes", and not to mention the the sailor's nemesis, a petty officer with an evil temper and a "rope end." A rope is a length of cordage, a line is a rope that has been given a specific job.

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