running noose


  • Running Noose
    Running Noose
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n running noose a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
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  • Linda Ellerbee
    Linda Ellerbee
    “If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?”


In literature:

Swiftly a running noose, fashioned from the ends of the lariat, was slipped over the captive's neck.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
Halters with running nooses had been prepared, and hung upon the beams which supported the roof.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
If the albino had lived he'd never have run his neck into a noose by a raid like this.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
As the swift-running noose settled over Craddock's body, the horse leaped at the pressure of its rider's knees.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
It did not take long to make a running noose, which was accomplished by the nimble fingers of the shikaree.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
The rope was now placed around my neck in a running noose.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Then he made a running noose at the other end.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
First of all Tom made a running noose in the end of the rope.
"The Boy Scouts of Lenox" by Frank V. Webster
Go your own gait, and you will find yourself shut up in prison, or, maybe, run your head into the noose.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
He only succeeded in running his own neck into a noose.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
It was my intention to lasso the bull; and for this purpose I proceeded to make a running-noose on the end of the trail-rope.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
It wasn't likely they would run their necks into a noose if it could be placed round any one else's.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
Hastily running the gambler beneath a convenient tree, they proceeded to adjust a noose about his neck.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
Running the noose of the lassoo about the boy's wrists, the cowman tightened it, and secured it with several knots.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Then he bent his twig, fastened the hair-wire into a running noose, adjusted it, and stood up.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
We made one end of the cord fast to a tree, and at the other end made a running noose.
"The Swiss Family Robinson" by Jean Rudolph Wyss
The running noose for her was the same.
"Moth and Rust" by Mary Cholmondeley
This is a trap, and if we are careless we will run our necks into the noose.
"Ponce de Leon" by William Pilling
Personally, I don't think the man will be such a fool as to run his neck into a noose.
"An Eye for an Eye" by William Le Queux
He was too wary a man to run his neck into a noose.
"The Great God Gold" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Dectora. I am not afraid,
While there's a rope to run into a noose
Or wave to drown. But I have done with words,
And I would have you look into my face
And know that it is fearless.
"A Dramatic Poem" by William Butler Yeats
Dectora. I am not afraid,
While there’s a rope to run into a noose
Or wave to drown. But I have done with words,
And I would have you look into my face
And know that it is fearless.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats