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Word: noose

Definition: loop formed in a rope


Sentences Containing 'noose'

After finding a policeman hanging in a noose, Sally is grabbed by Cordell and beaten to death.
As he spoke he drew the dog-whip swiftly from the dead man's lap, and throwing the noose round the reptile's neck he drew it from its horrid perch and, carrying it at arm's length, threw it into the iron safe, which he closed upon it.
Essentially, the knot is a common overhand noose, but with the end of the rope passing through the noose eye, which closes upon it.
In this a man, intending to hang himself, discovered hidden gold and left the rope behind him; on returning, the man who had hidden the gold hanged himself with the noose he found in its place.
Now Jelly Noose is a blog that delivers non-urgent news around town with a Sri Lankan American flavor.
Panzram was hanged on September 5, 1930, and when they put the noose around his neck, he allegedly spat in his executioner's face and declared, "I wish the entire human race had one neck, and I had my hands around it!"
She has created several independent projects for public broadcast like the Original Recipe which is a variety show with skits, interviews, and music as well as Jelly Noose.
The companionship of one's wife is no article of merchandise, that, after it has been bought, may be returned, or bartered, or changed; for it is an inseparable accident that lasts as long as life lasts; it is a noose that, once you put it round your neck, turns into a Gordian knot, which, if the scythe of Death does not cut it, there is no untying.
This, then, being the case, let not these scrupulous and prudish ideas trouble your imagination, but be assured that Lothario prizes you as you do him, and rest content and satisfied that as you are caught in the noose of love it is one of worth and merit that has taken you, and one that has not only the four S's that they say true lovers ought to have, but a complete alphabet; only listen to me and you will see how I can repeat it by rote.
When his execution was carried out, his noose being too short, Flores instead died from suffocation instead of having his neck broken as intended.

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