dangling


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Synonyms for dangling

Synonyms for dangling

the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

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A second rope was unslung, in a moment another slave was dangling.
Then he pushed him in head first, tied up the sack, and soon swung up the searcher after wisdom dangling in the air.
So Robin, with all the empty road to himself, strode along whistling merrily, his bags and pouches bobbing and dangling at his thighs.
So, after a while, the Corn Engrosser came riding up to where Robin sat; whereupon merry Robin stepped straightway forth, in all his rags and tatters, his bags and pouches dangling about him, and laid his hand upon the horse's bridle rein, calling upon the other to stop.
Having surmounted this perilous steep, they sat down and took a brief rest with their backs against a sheltering rock and their heels dangling over a bottomless abyss; then they climbed to the base of another ridge--a more difficult and dangerous one still:
As I had been scrutinizing this weird monstrosity the balance of the herd had fed quite close to me and I now saw that while many had the smaller specimens dangling from them, not all were thus equipped, and I further noted that the little ones varied in size from what appeared to be but tiny unopened buds an inch in diameter through various stages of development to the full-fledged and perfectly formed creature of ten to twelve inches in length.
Dangling at the end of the rope the ape-man swung pendulum-like in space.
Mariequita sat near by, dangling her legs, watching him work, and handing him nails from the tool-box.
He is over six feet, is young, hasn't an ounce of waste flesh, is straight, graceful, springy in his motions, quick as a cat, and has a handsome face, and black hair dangling down on his shoulders, and is beautiful to look at; and nobody is braver than he is, and nobody is stronger, except myself.
You could see the poor murdered bodies dangling within the shadowy cupboard of his eye.
STUNNED cops were left scratching their heads when they found a man dangling from a bridge after he refused to say why.
The coaster then whisks passengers forward with nothing but air underneath their dangling feet, and then speeds backward over the tracks into the station.
Every street is a death trap as you can not escape touching electric cables dangling around every home at low level," residents said Friday.
PLUCKY: One of the men is dragged to safety as the heroic firefighters do their work' LUCKY: The cleaners cling to the dangling scaffold as the rescue drama unfolded on TV
The two maintenance men were dangling 120ft up the side of a cinema when the cradle they were in gave way.