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hanging

1. 
a. the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose
b. (as modifier): a hanging offence
2. a decorative textile such as a tapestry or drapery hung on a wall or over a window
3. situated on a steep slope or in a high place

hanging

[′haŋ·iŋ]
(geology)
(metallurgy)
Sticking or wedging of part of the charge in a blast furnace.

hanging

1. The mounting of a door on its frame on hinges.
2. The mounting of an operable window sash in its frame.
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Spear, his head hanging, with lips white and cheeks ashen, and his eyes heavy with shame.
A sloop was loitering in the distance, dropping slowly down with the tide, her sail hanging uselessly against the mast; and as the reflection of the sky gleamed along the still water, it seemed as if the vessel was suspended in the air.
It was a black and hooded head; and hanging there in the midst of so intense a calm, it seemed the Sphynx's in the desert.
The minute he was on, the horse begun to rip and tear and jump and cavort around, with two circus men hanging on to his bridle trying to hold him, and the drunk man hanging on to his neck, and his heels flying in the air every jump, and the whole crowd of people standing up shouting and laughing till tears rolled down.
There were some that believed he would be President, yet, if he escaped hanging.
To which the others had responded that they would be glad to see the gallows erected; they would serve for the hanging of those detestable judges who purchased favor at court at the price of the people's misery.
Higginbotham's own family had but just discovered his corpse, hanging on the St.
That, no doubt, now, is some amateur in hanging matters.
Suppose a man -- a civilian and student of hanging -- should elude the picket post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel," said Fahrquhar, smiling, "what could he accomplish?
Thus far his plan had worked to perfection, but when he grasped the rope, bracing himself behind a crotch of two mighty branches, he found that dragging the mighty, struggling, clawing, biting, screaming mass of iron-muscled fury up to the tree and hanging her was a very different proposition.
Kutuzov sat up with one leg hanging down from the bed and his big paunch resting against the other which was doubled under him.
As they entered the outer chamber they moved slowly, with drawn swords, no one seeming anxious to take the lead, and the twelve warriors hanging back in unconcealed and shameless terror, while the three chiefs, spurred on by fear of O-Tar and by pride, pressed together for mutual encouragement as they slowly crossed the dimly-lighted room.