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lariat


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lariat  \Lar"i*at\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lariated};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lariating}.] 
  To  secure  with  a  lariat  fastened  to  a  stake,  as  a  horse  or 
  mule  for  grazing;  also  to  lasso  or  catch  with  a  lariat. 
  [Western  U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lariat  \Lar"i*at\,  n.  [Sp.  la  reata  the  rope;  la  the  +  reata 
  rope.  Cf  {Reata}.] 
  A  long,  slender  rope  made  of  hemp  or  strips  of  hide,  esp.  one 
  with  a  noose;  --  used  as  a  lasso  for  catching  cattle,  horses, 
  etc.,  and  for  picketing  a  horse  so  that  he  can  graze  without 
  wandering.  [Mexico  &  Western  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lariat 
  n  :  a  long  noosed  rope  used  to  catch  animals  [syn:  {lasso},  {riata}] 




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