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lasso

stiff manila, cotton or rawhide rope suitable for making a noose at the end. Called also lariat. The loop is thrown around the animal's neck or one or more legs while working the cattle on the range or in stockyards. Usually used from horseback and exerting a strong pull by locking the rope around the horn on the pommel of the saddle, or by using a harness when working in yards. A quick-release honda used to make the loop is an advantage when loosing a wild animal.
The lasso is used while on foot by a horsebreaker wanting to reach the first hands-on step in the breaking-in process.
References in classic literature ?
The moment my lasso was released and Sir Sagramor had been assisted to his tent, I hauled in the slack, took my station and began to swing my loop around my head again.
Next, I noticed Mer- lin gliding away from me; and then I noticed that my lasso was gone
The price of this animal," the Hunter replied, "is down to bed- rock; you can have him for nothing a pound, spot cash, and I'll throw in the next one that I lasso.
To which he added, in a small complicated hand, ending with a long lean flourish, not unlike a lasso thrown at all the rest of the names:
NEXT Sunday has been declared wild west Sunday in two of the city's parks as staff don their cowboy boots and grab their lassos.
Lancaster resident Amanda Lassos won $1,750 on ``The Big Spin'' show that aired Saturday.
My Lonesome Cowboy and his lactating companion Hiropon, 1997, take an otaku genre--the figurine--and by blowing it up to what, for otaku "purists," seem grotesque proportions and endowing it with semen lassos and breast-milk jump ropes, satirize the puerile obsessions of anime and manga subcultures.
RNA Lassos are catalytic RNA molecules designed to hybridize to target RNAs and ligate their own ends together, creating a topological linkage to the target mRNA.
The ten contestants who will compete are: Martha Macias from Montclair, Amanda Lassos from Lancaster, Jean Cannon from Roseville, Yong Song Kim from San Pedro, Moises Macias from Los Angeles, Angel Peraza from Westmorland, Stephanie Crowder from Van Nuys, Hung T.
At Saturday's performance, his three young children came along with smaller lassos in hand, all spinning and twisting their ropes for a captivated audience.
Theodor Gollner ("Lassos Lectiones matutinae und ihre Vorlaufer") approaches the question of genre in Lasso's settings of lessons for matins in Holy Week by considering earlier settings, including the set published by Hans Ott in 1538 that Lasso partially reworked.
Vendors also will sell a wide variety of food and cowboy gear: lassos, silver jewelry and art with a Western theme.