noose


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noose \Noose\, n. [Prob. fr. OF. nous, nom. sing. or acc. pl. of
   nou knot, F. n[oe]ud, L. nodus. Cf. Node.]
   A running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it
   is drawn.
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Noose \Noose\ (n[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noosed
   (n[=oo]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Noosing.]
   To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to
   insnare.
   [1913 Webster]
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