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  • n. Plural form of noose.

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Examples

  • Well, really, I mean, you take away the hoods and nooses from the KKK and what are you left with?

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  • The incident capped months of racial unrest after three white students hung nooses from a shade tree at the high school after black students asked permission to sit under it.

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  • The fight was the culmination of a series of racial incidents starting when whites responded to black students sitting under the "white tree" at their school by hanging three nooses from the tree.

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  • Some people in the white community, however, termed the nooses a “prank,” even going as far as to make up tales that the students were influenced by old westerns such as “Lonesome Dove,” rather than talk about it as a hate crime.

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  • COLLINS: What did he say the reaction was of the rest of the students or just in general at the school at the idea of nooses hanging from the tree?

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  • Those "nooses" look like the Quidditch goals with ribbons tied on them.

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  • But if the letters suggest violence or have violent images, such as nooses or guns, they are given to police to determine whether there is a legitimate threat.

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  • "nooses" hanging from the back of his pickup truck. piled on duplicate, unconstitutional and illegal felony and misdemeanor charges such that, had the penniless, despised Munsen fought them, he would have been summarily convicted on a

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  • The workers also describe racial epithets allegedly made by co-workers and supervisors, and the appearance of racist graffiti and nooses.

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  • Whereas there is just so much death here; debutantes and shady Arabic experts, they slide into nooses, they tumble down stairs; the starring role played by gravity in all these demises is, I believe, testament to the creator's reluctance.

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