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v. dan·gled, dan·gling, dan·gles
To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro: Earrings dangled from her ears.
1. To cause to hang loosely or swing: dangled my feet in the water.
2. To offer as an inducement or an enticement: dangled the prospect of a promotion in exchange for his testimony.

[Perhaps from Danish dangle or Swedish dangla.]

dan′gler n.
dan′gly adj.


adj, danglier or dangliest
dangling; hanging down
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If we weren't meant to enjoy sex wouldn't have given us the dangly bits that get us turned on," she told me.
An influential TV boss who was a household name once emerged from 'making coffee' in the kitchen of his flat, with his dangly bits released from his open fly.
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Not content with bringing Grant back, Peggy also managed to summon up the ghost of Pat Butcher, complete with dangly earrings and cigarette in hand.
To add more bling to her outfit, Ariana wore a pair of big white dangly pom pom earrings.
Below the head was a long neck that protruded from a tubular body sporting 10 sets of dangly appendages and seven pairs of spines.
As we wandered the aisles of San Francisco's West Coast Craft show this past December, the booths became a blur of waxed-canvas tote bags and dangly brass earrings and recycled-sail tote bags and stripey clay mugs and, oh, look, reclaimed-denim tote bags .
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The children's disgusted expressions as they are faced with a row of sheep's bottoms and dangly udders is a sight to behold.
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The former WAG paired her ensemble with a white Chanel bag, dangly white earrings, a stack of bracelets and a pair of dark sunglasses during a lunch date with her close pals.
I don't really know what the problem was - it's not like there were any dangly bits on show.