Cordage vs Cornage - What's the difference?

cordage | cornage |


As nouns the difference between cordage and cornage

is that cordage is (nautical) a set of ropes and cords, especially that used for a ship's rigging while cornage is a feudal tax levied on horned cattle.

cordage

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical) A set of ropes and cords, especially that used for a ship's rigging.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , II.13:
  • So Juan stood, bewildered on the deck: / The wind sung, cordage strained, and sailors swore [...].
  • *1851 ,
  • [...] as the old craft deep dived into the green seas, and sent the shivering frost all over her, and the winds howled, and the cordage rang [...]
  • *1974 , (Lawrence Durrell), Monsieur , Faber & Faber 1992, p. 151:
  • *:A lone river wind sighed in the cordage of the ship.
  • (obsolete) An amount of wood measured in cords.
  • cornage

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A feudal tax levied on horned cattle
  • (legal) An ancient tenure of land, which obliged the tenant to give notice of an invasion by blowing a horn.
  • (Webster 1913)

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