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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dan·gle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dangled p. pr. & vb. n. Dangling ]  To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion.
 He'd rather on a gibbet dangle
 Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle.   --Hudibras.
 From her lifted hand
 Dangled a length of ribbon.   --Tennyson.
 To dangle about or To dangle after, to hang upon importunately; to court the favor of; to beset.
 The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle after them,
 are well inclined to pull down the present establishment.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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, hanging]