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  • adj. Able to be hanged or suspended.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being or liable to be hanged.
  • Involving hanging as a punishment: as, a hangable offense.


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  • I am the first to admit that the science is confusing and can seem contradictory - but the root of it, to try and ensure that future generations aren't igniting their farts to keep warm isn't exactly a hangable offence, is it?

    Jo Rourke: "Sustainability"

  • Likewise, a physician could tell you the biological reason that hanging by rope is lethal, but evolution gives the historical quirks of our evolution that make us "hangable."

    Death of a popular anti-ID argument

  • We used to have a little metal hook to hang bananas on, like a little banana tree also had a fruit bowl underneath the hook for non-hangable fruit

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - It’s ExtraLife Science Thursday

  • The retrospective also takes place at Yale University Art Gallery, which has two wall drawings on view, and at Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Mass., which will exhibit some sculpture and the more hangable type of drawings by LeWitt.

    MASS MoCA Show to Feature

  • Wow, that seems like it would be a hangable offense in Colorado Springs.


  • I peeled off coat, hat, gloves, muffler and suit coat and hung everything that was hangable on the brass coat tree in the hall, the one toward which my father used to toss his hat and usually miss so it landed on the floor for my mother to pick up later.

    Generous Death

  • 'There are ten thousand hangable rogues in Paris, but only one poet amongst them!'

    The Justice of the King

  • Fr. _pendable_, hangable, that deserves hanging, thats fit to be hanged.

    Caxton's Book of Curtesye

  • Electrolux SHINE washing machine concept is as pretty (and hangable) as a picture

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Cut out good pieces of worn-edged towels, stitch a hem in three sides, finish the top edge with some stylish fabric, insert a grommet and you've got new, custom, hangable dish towels for next to nothing. Top Stories


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