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 for lasso
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lasso \Lass"o\ (l[a^]s"s[-o]) n.; pl. Lassos (-s[=o]z). [Sp.
     lazo, L. laqueus. See Lace.]
     A rope or long thong of leather with a running noose, used
     for catching horses, cattle, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
     Lasso cell (Zool.), one of a peculiar kind of defensive and
        offensive stinging cells, found in great numbers in all
        c[oe]lenterates, and in a few animals of other groups.
        They are most highly developed in the tentacles of
        jellyfishes, hydroids, and Actini[ae]. Each of these cells
        is filled with, fluid, and contains a long, slender, often
        barbed, hollow thread coiled up within it. When the cell
        contracts the thread is quickly ejected, being at the same
        time turned inside out. The thread is able to penetrate
        the flesh of various small, soft-bodied animals, and
        carries a subtle poison by which they are speedily
        paralyzed and killed. The threads, at the same time, hold
        the prey in position, attached to the tentacles. Some of
        the jellyfishes, as the Portuguese man-of-war, and
        Cyanea, are able to penetrate the human skin, and
        inflict painful stings in the same way. Called also
        nettling cell, cnida, cnidocell.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lasso \Las"so\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lassoed (l[a^]s"s[-o]d);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Lassoing.]
     To catch with a lasso.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: Belgian composer (1532-1594) [syn: Lasso, Orlando di
           Lasso, Roland de Lassus]
      2: a long noosed rope used to catch animals [syn: lasso,
         lariat, riata, reata]
      v 1: catch with a lasso; "rope cows" [syn: lasso, rope]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "lasso":
     O, annular muscle, annulus, areola, aureole, bag, bait, birdlime,
     bola, catch, chaplet, circle, circuit, circumference, circus,
     closed circle, cobweb, corona, coronet, crown, cycle, diadem,
     discus, disk, dragnet, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entrap,
     eternal return, fairy ring, fishhook, fly, foul, garland, gill net,
     glory, ground bait, halo, harpoon, hook, jig, land, lariat, lime,
     logical circle, loop, looplet, lure, magic circle, mesh, meshes,
     nail, net, noose, orbit, plug, pound net, purse seine, radius,
     ring, rondelle, rope, round, roundel, sack, saucer, seine, snag,
     snare, sniggle, spear, sphincter, spinner, springe, squid, take,
     tangle, tangle up with, toils, trap, trawl, vicious circle, wheel,
     wobbler, wreath

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