Cordage vs Cornage - What's the difference?
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.
(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 [...].
*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.
- [...] 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 [...]
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.