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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of noose.
  • adjective having a noose


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  • "Being noosed with 'most likely to succeed' is like lugging an albatross to every job interview, new relationship or writing endeavor," says Blake Atwood, 30, of Irving, Texas, and a copywriter for a law firm.

    'Most Likely to Succeed' Burden

  • The man - creatures were wise and patient, and a third leg and a fourth leg were finally noosed, so that, with many men tailing on to the ropes, he was dragged ignominiously on his side to the bars, and, ignominiously, through the bars were hauled his four legs, his chiefest weapons of offence after his terribly fanged jaws.


  • Kwa noosed the dislocated arm and threw the same loop for a dozen turns about Bele's throat.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • He noosed the second hand, then cast a hitch about one of Bele's hocks and drew the two together.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • Claire tugged at her necklace and noosed it tightly around her neck.

    In This Way I Was Saved

  • Writing Superman well demands insane creativity to keep from feeling noosed by everything the character can do, and genuinely creative fight scenes are far more difficult than simply spinning a good Superman yarn.

    Guest Post: T on “How to Treat Superman” | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • [Dryden] is safely noosed; and amongst her attributes are two others cruel to desperation; she excited every hope by a sposo properly detestable – yet gives birth to despair, by a coldness the most shivering. '


  • What about audio or video video documentation --- that video, for example, of the Ohio house with a McCain-Palin sign on the front lawn, right next to a ghostlike Obama effigy noosed and hanging from a tree, with an upside-down Obama sticker, "Husain" scribbled across its chest, and a Star of David on his head?

    John Lumea: John McCain at the Craps Table of History

  • She noosed it around his neck, gently pulled the knot into place, and flipped down the collar.

    Nineteen Minutes

  • A bearded Japanese hipster — iPod buds in, wraparounds on, cravat noosed tightly — parked himself in the front row.

    The Transom


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