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  • n. Plural form of lasso.

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Examples

  • There are no stables to keep them in, but they are allowed to run wild and graze wherever they please, being branded, and having long leather ropes, called lassos, attached to their necks and dragging along behind them, by which they can be easily taken.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • There are no stables to keep them in, but they are allowed to run wild and graze wherever they please, being branded, and having long leather ropes, called "lassos," attached to their necks and dragging along behind them, by which they can be easily taken.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • Zootool 'lassos' not only images, but documents (like PDFs), videos, and pages (not complete pages yet) and stores them in your 'zoo'.

    The Hickensian

  • When some fans griped that in a trailer for the movie, you could see wires pulling cowboys skyward into an alien craft, Mr. Favreau had to explain that you're supposed to see that—the aliens are using high-tech lassos.

    Hollywood Frontiers: Outer Space and the Wild West

  • Absalom driving his mule cart picked up a colleague at Hsuchien and hurried on to Hsuchowfu, where they were besieged in an inn by a mob who stoned the two Americans and chased them up the main street, attempting to rope them like steers using girdles as improvised lassos.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • The iconic Marlboro Man, with his hypermasculine getup of lassos and tattoos, was an elaborate decoy set up to prove that there was nothing effeminate or sissy about smoking filter-tipped cigarettes.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Answer: The pile of leaves is what a gorilla is capable of designing, while spiders design trap doors, lassos, and diving bells.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Jim has been instructed by Commie that when Snob throws his nose into the air at the sight of the dognut to surround him on the bikelane with SUV's while the Bronx handlers throw their lassos.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

  • In order to do this he has hired two Bronx handlers with lassos while he places a Maple Treasure Dognut in a bike lane that Snob has been known to travel.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

  • According to this journalist who lives in Jena, and whose wife teaches at Jena High School, the white students who set up the notorious nooses with which the Jena 6 story began may not have known what nooses meant: these white teens, according to local investigators, thought they were hanging lassos, not nooses, as a prank directed at the school rodeo team.

    on connotation : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

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