Noose


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What does it mean when you dream about a noose?

A hanging tree with a noose is a symbol of fear and anxiety. If the noose is around the neck of someone, perhaps there is repressed anger and rage at a person or a condition. (See also Necktie).

References in classic literature ?
The tightening noose was stopping the circulation of the blood in his legs--he was beginning to suffer.
They came, equipped with formulas, nooses, and forked iron bars.
As soon as one, fit for their purpose, makes his appearance, they run out, and with the laso, dexterously noose him by either leg.
In sleep, upon the march, night or day, he never knew when that quiet noose would slip about his neck and nearly choke the life out of him.
Later in the day the scent of a deer sent Tarzan into the trees, and when he had dropped his noose about the animal's neck he called to Sheeta, using a purr similar to that which he had utilized to pacify the brute's suspicions earlier in the day, but a trifle louder and more shrill.
I waved my right arm as Launcelot swept in -- he recognized my rag -- I tore away noose and bandage, and shouted:
The rocking made him seasick and the noose, becoming tighter and tighter, choked him.
Those who were hauled up within reach of the power-ful clutches of the defenders had the nooses snatched from them and were catapulted back through the first line to the second, where they were seized and killed by the simple expedient of a single powerful closing of mighty fangs upon the backs of their necks.
He had eaten heartily again--this time from the flesh of Bara, the deer, who had fallen prey to his quick noose.
then looked about him for the last time, pulled himself together, drew himself up, and once more tried the axe in the noose. "Am I very pale?" he wondered.
'Noose! As if one was caught, trapped into the married state, pinned by the leg, instead of going into it of one's own accord and glorying in the act!'
He arranged the coils carefully in his left hand and the noose in his right, and then he took a position with each foot on one of two branches that lay in about the same horizontal plane and with his back pressed firmly against the stem of the tree.