A rope of this class for a pit 1200 metres deep, tapered from 15.6 in.
it was tapered up to a final width of about 3 ft.
Tapered round ropes, although mechanically preferable, are not advantageous in practice, as the wear being greater at the cage end than on the drum it is necessary to cut off portions of the former at intervals.
now commonly used; but in very deep pits they are sometimes tapered in section to reduce the dead weight lifted.
It was after his adrenaline tapered off that he smelled blood, and he trotted down a path in the direction of the scent.