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riata

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a rope or long leather thong with a noose used especially for catching livestock
  • the cowboy neatly tossed a riata over the head of the escaping cow

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The first known use of riata was in 1846

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“Riata.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/riata. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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