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Riata   Listen

A long noosed rope used to catch animals.  Synonyms: lariat, lasso, reata.

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"Riata" Quotes from Famous Books

... curtly to Tubbs, "if you'll take that hundred and seventy pounds of yourn off the wagon and get some rocks and block the wheels, I guess my cayuse can help some." As she spoke, she began uncoiling the rawhide riata which was tied ...
— 'Me-Smith' • Caroline Lockhart

... followed, with equally wondrous tales of riata-throwing in Mexico and Arizona, of gambling at army posts in Texas, of newspaper wars waged in godless Chicago (I could not help being interested, but they were not pretty tricks), of deaths sudden and violent in Montana ...
— American Notes • Rudyard Kipling

... towards the house, however, without the least trace of excitement or agitation in her manner, entered the front door again, walked quietly to the door of the inner room, glanced in, saw that her husband was absorbed in splicing a riata, and had evidently not missed her, and returned quietly to her dish-washing. With this singular difference: a few moments before she had seemed inattentive and careless of what she was doing, as if from some abstraction; now, when she was ...
— Tales of Trail and Town • Bret Harte

Words linked to "Riata" :   lasso, noose, reata, slip noose, lariat, running noose, rope

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