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The Mexicans have a terrible and barbarous weapon—the riata!
MEXICOCHARLES REGINALD ENOCK
A riata glistens in the sunlight, whistles through the air and falls over his head.
CRUISINGS IN THE CASCADESGEORGE O. SHIELDS
I felt thankful that they had not devoured my rawhide riata.
HUNTING IN MANY LANDSVARIOUS
Already Roy was taking the riata from its place below the saddle-horn.
THE SHERIFF'S SONWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
A throwing rope, or riata, hung in the sling at the right side of her saddle pommel; and it looked as though it had been used.
THE RULES OF THE GAMESTEWART EDWARD WHITE
While the workers were thus busily engaged, the cacique came forward, holding his horse by the riata of plaited buckskin.
LONE PINER. B. (RICHARD BAXTER) TOWNSHEND
They are trained to the horse and the use of the lasso (riata, as it is here called) from their infancy.
WHAT I SAW IN CALIFORNIAEDWIN BRYANT
Pablo nodded miserably, seated himself, and resumed his task of fashioning the hondo of a new rawhide riata.
THE PRIDE OF PALOMARPETER B. KYNE
Beneath him the trailing riata had as noiselessly vanished as if it had been indeed a gliding snake.
SUSY, A STORY OF THE PLAINSBRET HARTE
It comes from the twisted horsehair rope of a riata, and not from the braided cowhide thongs of the regular lasso of a vacquero.
SUSY, A STORY OF THE PLAINSBRET HARTE

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