The more common method is to catch them with a running noose
, or little lazo, made of the stem of an ostrich's feather, fastened to the end of a long stick.
He was mad for death, and with the monkey tricks of the mad he had scattered round him death in many shapes--a running noose
and his friend's revolver and a knife.
I turned round to do so, and had taken up the candle in my hand, when it was extinguished by some violent shock, and the next thing I comprehended, was, that I had been caught in a strong running noose
, thrown over my head from behind.