dangling


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dan·gling

 (dăng′glĭng)
adj.
Of or being a modifier, especially a participle or participial phrase, that grammatically modifies the subject of its sentence but semantically modifies another element of the sentence or an unstated referent, as approaching Dallas in the sentence Approaching Dallas, the skyline came into view. See Usage Note at participle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dangling - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)dangling - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
supporting, support - the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"

dangling

adjective hanging, swinging, loose, trailing, swaying, disconnected, drooping, unconnected the telegraph pole with its dangling wires
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dangling

adjbaumelnd; dangling participle (Gram) Partizip mit falschem Bezug
References in classic literature ?
There was a jerk, and the slave hung dangling; dangling and hideously squirming, for his limbs were not tied.
Consider, now, how it must be in the case of four boats all engaging one unusually strong, active, and knowing whale; when owing to these qualities in him, as well as to the thousand concurring accidents of such an audacious enterprise, eight or ten loose second irons may be simultaneously dangling about him.
But whilst they were getting all ready, they heard the trampling of a horse at a distance, which so frightened them that they pushed their prisoner neck and shoulders together into a sack, and swung him up by a cord to the tree, where they left him dangling, and ran away.
This was all I heard that night before my sister clutched me, as a slumberous offence to the company's eyesight, and assisted me up to bed with such a strong hand that I seemed to have fifty boots on, and to be dangling them all against the edges of the stairs.
The doubt did not prevent him from dangling at the door-post, in my consciousness, and many a time I shunned the sight of this problematical suicide by keeping my eyes fastened on the book before me.
There were four or five boys sitting on the edge of the Pit, with their feet dangling, and amusing themselves--until I stopped them--by throwing stones at the giant mass.
The road led up a gentle hill and up the hill Robin walked, a half score or more of bags dangling about his legs.
When we were nearly at the spot the pony put down his head and threw up his heels, and sent the boy neatly over into a broad quickset hedge, and with the rein dangling from his head he set off home at a full gallop.
Huck was sitting on the gunwale of a flatboat, list- lessly dangling his feet in the water and looking very melancholy.
And all the time she was looking backward to the day, seemingly so long ago, when she sat on the box seat for the first time, her legs dangling in the air, too short to reach the footboard.
Sophia seeing his left arm dangling by his side, while he was using the other to lead her, no longer doubted of the truth.
And it would be ten times better for your uncle (to go no farther afield) if he were dangling decently upon a gibbet.