In English there are many words describing different kinds of long, skinny, flexible objects:
- line (as in fishing line, clothesline)
- lace (as in shoe lace)
Several of these have very specific meanings, but others can be used very generically. Spanish has several words as well:
I'm sure there are some I'm missing in both languages. In general, I'd like to know which words in Spanish express this concept and what each can refer to (for example, in English cable generally refers to a cord made of or containing metal).