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I'll lay the first fellow's skull open with this hanger that fires a shot at him.

He strode out of the office, hooking his sidearm belt from a hanger as he went by.

He took his coat from the hanger, put it on, and reached for his hat, then hesitated.

Behind a calico curtain was his new suit, dismayingly neat on its hanger.

He drew his hanger; and for that instant his sun was at noon.

They looked down from the edge of the hanger over a cup-like hollow.

“And I have brought off a brace of pistols and a hanger,” said the boatswain.

Do you climb up through the Hanger and admire the beeches there?

When a rope creaked the old fox saw me an' let drive with his hanger.

The finished floor is laid over the hanger so that it does not show from the top.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "one who hangs (something)," especially "hangman;" agent noun of hang (v.). Meaning "something that is suspended" is late 15c. Meaning "thing from which something is hung" is from 1690s. Specifically of coat or dress hangers from 1873. Hanger-on is from 1540s.

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