Dangle to Darken
(Dan"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dangling ] [Akin to Dan. dangle,
dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or
with a swinging or jerking motion.
He'd rather on a gibbet dangleHudibras.
Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle.
From her lifted handTennyson. To dangle about or after, to hang upon importunately; to court the favor of; to beset.
Dangled a length of ribbon.
The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle after them,Swift.
are well inclined to pull down the present
(Dan"gle) v. t. To cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely; as, to dangle the
And the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume.Sir W. Scott.
(Dan"gle*ber`ry) n. (Bot.) A dark blue, edible berry with a white bloom, and its shrub
(Gaylussacia frondosa) closely allied to the common huckleberry. The bush is also called blue tangle,
and is found from New England to Kentucky, and southward.
(Dan"gler) n. One who dangles about or after others, especially after women; a trifler. " Danglers
at toilets." Burke.
(Dan"i*el) n. A Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence,
a sagacious and upright judge.
A Daniel come to judgment.Shak.
Danish dog (Zoöl.), one of a large and powerful breed of dogs reared in Denmark; called also great
Dane. See Illustration in Appendix.
(Dan"ish) a. [See Dane.] Belonging to the Danes, or to their language or country. - - n. The
language of the Danes.
1. A descendant of Dan; an Israelite of the tribe of Dan. Judges xiii. 2.
2. [So called in remembrance of the prophecy in Gen. xlix. 17, "Dan shall be a serpent by the way," etc.]
One of a secret association of Mormons, bound by an oath to obey the heads of the church in all things.
(Dank) a. [Cf. dial, Sw. dank a moist place in a field, Icel. dökk pit, pool; possibly akin to E. damp
or to daggle dew.] Damp; moist; humid; wet.
Now that the fields are dank and ways are mire.Milton.
Cheerless watches on the cold, dank ground.Trench.
(Dank), n. Moisture; humidity; water. [Obs.]
(Dank), n. A small silver coin current in Persia.
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