Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hanging loosely; in a dangling position or condition; dangling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Dangling.

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  • adjective Dangling.

Etymologies

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From a- + dangle.

Examples

  • There was not much but its head and shoulders showing above a bed of tall bracken burnt by frost, each brown fern tip adangle with a bright drop of collected fog.

    Cold Mountain

  • His sword of rank adangle oddly, his puttees immaculately wound the wrong way round, was that a whistle he had hanging?

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • His sword of rank adangle oddly, his puttees immaculately wound the wrong way round, was that a whistle he had hanging?

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Through the dry biblical whisper of the groves-past twiggy branches adangle with seed-stuffed pomegranates and under the toad-tongued leaves of almond trees-he clumped back to the office at a pace that precluded any prolonged enjoyment of arboreal shade.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Through the dry biblical whisper of the groves-past twiggy branches adangle with seed-stuffed pomegranates and under the toad-tongued leaves of almond trees-he clumped back to the office at a pace that precluded any prolonged enjoyment of arboreal shade.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • There was not much but its head and shoulders showing above a bed of tall bracken burnt by frost, each brown fern tip adangle with a bright drop of collected fog.

    Cold Mountain

  • He headed unevenly for the exit, eyes glazed, arms adangle, pushing smaller men out of his way as he went.

    Hero Of Dreams

  • Bacchus on this cup, with the purple grapes adangle above me ....

    To Have and to Hold

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