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Running noose   /rˈənɪŋ nus/   Listen
Running noose

A loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled.  Synonyms: noose, slip noose.

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"Running noose" Quotes from Famous Books

... a rope with a running noose over the head and shoulders of the leader, a huge white dog with a black patch on ...
— A Countess from Canada - A Story of Life in the Backwoods • Bessie Marchant

... is bred in the woods and caught; after which, being a mild animal, it is easily domesticated. The usual manner employed to catch the full-grown gayal is to surround a field of corn with a strong fence. One narrow entrance is left, in which is placed a rope with a running noose, which secures the gayal by the neck as he enters to eat the corn; of ten so caught perhaps three are hanged by the noose running too tight, and by the violence of their struggling. Young gayals are caught by leaving in ...
— Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon • Robert A. Sterndale

... observed the boatswain, as he busied himself in uncoiling-and making a running noose on the rope, "I'm ordered to prewent you from carrying out your intentions—wotiver these may be—by puttin' a coil or two o' this here rope round you. Now, wot I've got to ask of you is, Will ye submit peaceable like to have ...
— Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader - A Tale of the Pacific • R. M. Ballantyne

Words linked to "Running noose" :   halter, lasso, hemp, hangman's halter, loop, reata, slip noose, noose, hangman's rope, riata, lariat, slipknot, clench, hempen necktie, clinch

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