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hawl ter

  • n  rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
  • n  a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  • n  a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
  • n  either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
  • v  hang with a halter
  • v  prevent the progress or free movement of

  • But there's no question that Knightley's green satin halter gown, gathered and wrapped at the waist and ending in a long train, has a rapturous effect both on the young man .
  • The Mayor boomed out his usual nonsensical speech, twirled his halter, cried: "I wear no man's halter around my neck but thank God, I've got one real friend in the newspaper .
  • There was no opposite-sex canoodling, and halter tops and shorts were replaced by a vast array of hijab head scarves and ankle-length jilbabs and abayas.
News & Articles

  • In the market for a mustang
    As observers snapped photos and clapped, wranglers lured a black mustang into a chute, then placed a new purple halter on his head, before the animal bucked and climbed into a trailer.
    June 16, 2013 - Napa Valley Register
  • Helping horses provides therapy for troubled youth
    GOODING, Idaho (AP) — Jordan Oneida Orozco slowly approached the horse warming itself in the late afternoon sun, its head hung low, eyes draped by long lashes. He started to slip a purple rope halter
    June 15, 2013 - Idaho Press-Tribune
  • Deep Space 9 tourbillon combines time and space
    (Credit: Vianney Halter) Watchmaker Vianney Halter has produced some pretty stylish timepieces , but his latest is a bit of a departure, both in style and concept. The sci-fi fan has built a domed tourbillon watch called Deep Space, modeled after the "Star Trek" space station Deep Space 9. The tourbillon -- a watchmaking component designed to counter the effect of gravity on a watch's movement ...
    June 14, 2013 - CNET

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