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Webster 1828 Edition


Dangling

DAN'GLING

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ppr.
Hanging loosely; busily or officiously adhering to.

Definition 2020


dangling

dangling

English

Adjective

dangling (not comparable)

  1. suspended from above

Noun

dangling (plural danglings)

  1. The act of hanging something so that it can move freely; suspension.
  2. The act of following or trailing around.
    • 1866, Mark Lemon, Falkner Lyle, Or, The Story of Two Wives
      [] Falkner's quick-sighted honour would not have tolerated your brother's danglings at the skirts of beauty.

Verb

dangling

  1. present participle of dangle

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