dangling dangling  /ˈdæŋ ɡə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At Saint-Brieux, France, one Victor Rousoult was walking along the docks where he worked, when a dangling hook caught in the ring on his finger.
  2. Then the little boy--who wore a knockoff New York Yankees cap--went over, dangling by his hands from the top and dropping bravely into waiting arms.
  3. Some would allow dangling chads but not pregnant ones; others might do the opposite.

News

  1. Scaffold workers rescued near top of NY skyscraper

    Two maintenance workers were left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a skyscraper for more than an hour on Wednesday before rescuers cut open windows to pull them inside to safety. The ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. 2 window washers rescued near top of NY skyscraper

    Two window washers left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a New York City skyscraper have been rescued. The men were stuck Wednesday afternoon at the 600-foot Hearst building in midtown ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Workers Saved from Scaffold Dangling 450 Feet in Air

    Two maintenance workers trapped on a broken scaffold dangling outside the top of the 46-story Hearst Tower were pulled to safety in dramatic fashion Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York/Julie Pukelis
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC New York

Quotes

  1. "I've always said I don't mind if something happens - that can make you stronger - but I don't like to leave problems dangling," he said. "It's over. For everybody."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Bert van Marwijk Source: Herald Scotland

  2. Gallagher, 41, told the Radio Times: "If somebody is dangling this carrot of 'fame and fortune' in front of a check-out girl from Barnsley who can sing like Britney Spears then they're going to go for it, right. But it seems to bring on instant...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Noel Gallagher Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. Asked if he now had any restrictions on his daily activity, Scully joked: "I'm supposed to cut back on dangling participles ,and I'm not allowed to split an infinitive for at least another week, but otherwise no."
    on Mar 21, 2010 By: Vin Scully Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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