dangle from (something)

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dangle from (something)

To hang loosely from something, as if likely to fall. Can you secure that picture before it falls? It's just dangling from the nail.
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dangle something from something

to hang something loosely from something else. She dangled a few small bells from the bottom of her skirt during the holidays. I dangled a bit of fish from the window so I could see how high the cat would jump.
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dangle from something

to hang from something. A number of colorful glass balls dangled from the branches of the tree. Some loose threads dangled from the bottom of his jacket.
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References in classic literature ?
When we were nearly at the spot the pony put down his head and threw up his heels, and sent the boy neatly over into a broad quickset hedge, and with the rein dangling from his head he set off home at a full gallop.
As I had been scrutinizing this weird monstrosity the balance of the herd had fed quite close to me and I now saw that while many had the smaller specimens dangling from them, not all were thus equipped, and I further noted that the little ones varied in size from what appeared to be but tiny unopened buds an inch in diameter through various stages of development to the full-fledged and perfectly formed creature of ten to twelve inches in length.
I turned around and I was scanning the crowd and I saw Sara dangling from the chair," she told ABC News.
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RAWALPINDI -- The uncovered live wires dangling from electric poles and in streets and roads in residential and commercial areas, particularly congested localities of the town, pose a serious threat to human lives, but the authorities concerned seem unmoved.
Summary: Three window cleaners dangling from scaffolding high above a Manhattan street have been pulled to safety.
5mn nationwide - have objects dangling from their rear-view mirrors, creating a blind-spot for drivers.
Dangling from his interior mirror were two large furry dice.
Cameron Dieselmore informs paleoartist Ansel Phoenix that her allosaurus replica killed someone as part of the victim resides as a burned husk dangling from the teeth of her model.
So the nuts--sealed inside husks (outer covering of seeds)--were dangling from tree branches when the storms hit.
And passers-by could well believe that, judging from the size of the icicles dangling from the five swans' huge wings, spanning 8ft by 9ft.
The warning comes on the heels of hip-hop sensation Lil' Bow Wow's motion picture debut, ``Like Mike,'' in which his character climbs a tree in the rain to retrieve a pair of sneakers dangling from a power line.
DANGLING from a building rather than diving into a scrum is the challenge for a South Wales rugby player.
THE walls of Warwick Castle are undergoing a spring clean with a difference, with the workmen dangling from 100-foot long ropes.