riata

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From Spanish reata.

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riata (plural riatas)

  1. a lariat or lasso
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter I:
      “You double-crossing devil,” the young man growled. “ [] Hereafter you'll trot ahead of me at the end of a riata, while I keep you on the jump with a four-horse whip. Right now you're scattering my dunnage from hell to breakfast, []

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