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  • n. Plural form of lariat.


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  • The lariats were a great help, and if Will had not hung on to them so hard his horses would have fallen.

    The Great Sioux Trail A Story of Mountain and Plain

  • California fashion, that is to say, they coiled their "lariats," and rode slowly up to the brute, who stood his ground, only edging up until his flank nearly rested against the tree, a stout sapling some four inches in diameter.

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • They knotted the two lariats together, so that they had over a hundred feet of rope between them; and then each boy tied an end to his waist.


  • And on Wednesday, at an "unpacking party," volunteers began pulling hundreds of items out of shipping boxes: snowmen and angels, stars and wreaths, made from sagebrush, lariats, plastic sacks and crushed cans.

    It'll Be a Sad Christmas if Wyoming Can't Rustle Up Some Ornaments

  • They chitter, chatter and chirrup, twitching their tails as if they were furry lariats.

    In the urban game park, nut-gatherers rule

  • C&A's aliens have no death beams or ray guns, but use weird hi-tech lariats and sharp claws as weapons while dabbling in the ho-hum anal probing of human captives all aliens seem so fixated on.

    Michael Jones: Cowboys and Aliens

  • His accent was redolent of sagebrush, dogies and lariats, which may have been why Mrs. Bigelow talked over him when company was present.

  • Ezra had a cot for Emaline in a room where he kept a gathering of old saddles, blankets, bridles, lariats, spurs, halters and harnesses, hackamores and martingales, short-handled quirts, a pair of the long black bullwhips they had used when he and Eli were freighting with ox teams in South Dakota with their father, Eb Paint.

    Come Again No More

  • Humiliated by the repeated blunders his command had made, the man they called Three-Finger Jack and his Fourth Cavalry sorted through the tangled mass of horses, lariats, and picket pins, and set out at dawn on the morning of October 11 to find the Comanches who had attacked them.


  • He watched as many riders headed bands of wild horses into a deep ravine where a hundred men waited on horseback with coiled lariats.



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