riata

[ ree-ah-tuh, -at-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF riata

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The Mexicans have a terrible and barbarous weapon—the riata!

"I would not that you should hold the riata," said Consuelo petulantly.

One of them had a riata snatched from a saddle-pommel, and with this they tried to bind him.

He would have taken the riata which she was still holding, but she motioned him to precede her.

His hunting-knife had sheared at a stroke the riata round the engineer's neck.

One is called the “riata,” and should be of pliant, evenly-spun 2½-in.

On the right-hand side of your pommel will be a strap and buckle for your riata.

With a riata around his neck, and carefully guarded, we again advanced.

They'll string a riata across the road and hold up the car,209 most likely.

But I feared that harm might come to the riata in the night.

WORD ORIGIN

1846, from Spanish reata (see lariat).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RIATA

lariat

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