Old Noll had a noose of hemp ready for horse-stealers, were they for King or for Parliament.
Standing behind me, jerking at the noose, he commanded me to hold up my hands.
If he were hanged for it he had run his craig into the noose.
He shook out the noose of his rope, and it sang as it whirled in the air.
Wait till you see me slipping my neck into a noose held by your fingers.
They silenced him by leading him to the wall and adjusting the noose.
Then he had broken through it behind the noose, and safely made off with the bait.
I put my neck in a noose no longer for any man but myself—surely not for a woman!
Now, at his second trial, he dropped the noose right across the punt.
"I don't know how far into the noose I'm putting my head with this one, Diana," he said.