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variants: also ropey

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being of a consistency that resists flow
  • because the paint was so old, it was ropy and couldn't be smoothly applied to the wood

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“Ropy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ropy. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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