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lariat (LAIR-ee-uht) noun
A long, light rope with a running noose, used to catch cattle, horses, etc. Also known as a lasso.
[From Spanish la reata (the rope), from reatar (to tie again), from re- (again) + atar (tie), from Latin aptare (join, fit), from aptus (apt, fit).]
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"Will Rogers, often referred to as the nation's "poet lariat",
was about a lot more than rope tricks."
Money is human happiness in the abstract: he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes his heart entirely to money. -Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher (1788-1860)
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