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

  Dangle \Dan"gle\ (d[a^][ng]"g'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dangled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Dangling.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw.
     dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E.
     To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion.
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           He'd rather on a gibbet dangle
           Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle.  --Hudibras.
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           From her lifted hand
           Dangled a length of ribbon.              --Tennyson.
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     To dangle about or To dangle after, to hang upon
        importunately; to court the favor of; to beset.
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              The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle
              after them,
              are well inclined to pull down the present
              establishment.                        --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so
           it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the
           hanging of the portrait" [syn: suspension, dangling,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "dangling":
     bagging, baggy, careening, cascading, danglement, dependence,
     dependency, dependent, depending, drooping, easy, falling,
     falling loosely, flapping, flowing, hanging, hung, lax, loose,
     lurching, pendency, pendent, pending, pendulant, pendular,
     penduline, pendulosity, pendulous, pendulousness, pensile,
     pensileness, pensility, pitching, reeling, relaxed, rickety,
     rocking, rolling, shaky, slack, sloppy, streaming, suspended,
     suspense, suspension, swaying, swinging, tossing, weeping

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