from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lariat; a lasso.
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- n. a lariat or lasso
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See reata.
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- n. a long noosed rope used to catch animals
We also tried some charred lamb skewers with great, spicy, cucumber riata.
He tore the riata from his saddle and began to beat her to the ground with it.
With a riata over his shoulder to rope some great horses from the herd, he looked forward to the adventure.
We will fashion a halter and tie a post to the end of a riata for her to drag.
Deuces tied the riata off and in the gathering darkness dropped to his hands and knees to measure the width between his scalp and the soil.
She looked at the _riata_ and sniffed it disparagingly; she pawed some pebbles that were near me tentatively with her small hoof; she started back with a Robinson-Crusoe-like horror of my footprints in the wet gully, but my actual personal presence she ignored.
It was not long, however, before I was interrupted by shouts and screams from that vicinity and on returning thither I found that Chu Chu, with the assistance of her _riata_, had securely wound up two of my neighbors to the tree, where they presented the appearance of early
And to tell the truth, as Enriquez and I fell back, although I had insisted upon still keeping hold of the end of the _riata_, it was a picture to admire.
"I would not that you should hold the _riata_," said Consuelo petulantly.
When I reached my house in the suburbs, before entering the "fifty vara" lot inclosure, I deemed it prudent to leave her outside while I informed the household of my purchase; and with this object I tethered her by the long _riata_ to a solitary sycamore which stood in the centre of the road, the crossing of two frequented thoroughfares.