Lasso
Lasso Lass"o (l[a^]s"s[-o]) n.; pl. {Lassos} (-s[=o]z). [Sp. lazo, L. laqueus. See {Lace}.] A rope or long thong of leather with a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Lasso cell} (Zo["o]l.), one of a peculiar kind of defensive and offensive stinging cells, found in great numbers in all c[oe]lenterates, and in a few animals of other groups. They are most highly developed in the tentacles of jellyfishes, hydroids, and Actini[ae]. Each of these cells is filled with, fluid, and contains a long, slender, often barbed, hollow thread coiled up within it. When the cell contracts the thread is quickly ejected, being at the same time turned inside out. The thread is able to penetrate the flesh of various small, soft-bodied animals, and carries a subtle poison by which they are speedily paralyzed and killed. The threads, at the same time, hold the prey in position, attached to the tentacles. Some of the jellyfishes, as the Portuguese man-of-war, and {Cyanea}, are able to penetrate the human skin, and inflict painful stings in the same way. Called also {nettling cell}, {cnida}, {cnidocell}. [1913 Webster]


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  • lasso — lasso …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Lasso — Das Lasso ist „der verlängerte Arm“ der Hirten, eine Seilschlinge zum Einfangen von Tieren. Es ist ein langer, steifer Leder oder Hanfriemen mit einer sich selbst zuziehenden Schlinge am Ende, die den Tieren entweder über den Hals oder über ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lasso — [ laso ] n. m. • 1826; esp. d Argentine lazo, par l angl., du même rad. que lacs ♦ Longue corde à nœud coulant que les gauchos et les cow boys font tournoyer et lancent pour attraper les chevaux sauvages, le bétail. Prendre un veau au lasso. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lasso — Smn Wurfseil std. exot. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus span. lazo m., dieses aus l. laqueus m. Schlinge, Fallstrick , zu l. lacere locken .    Ebenso nndl. lasso, ne. lasso(o), nfrz. lasso, nschw. lasso, nnorw. lasso; Dilettant, Latz. ✎ DF 2… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Lasso — Las so, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lassoed} (l[a^]s s[ o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lassoing}.] To catch with a lasso. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lasso — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n I, Mc. lassossie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} długi sznur lub rzemień z ruchomą pętlą na końcu, używany przez amerykańskich myśliwych i hodowców koni do łapania zwierząt : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Chwytać, łapać zwierzęta na lasso.… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • lasso — ► NOUN (pl. lassos or lassoes) ▪ a rope with a noose at one end, used especially in North America for catching cattle. ► VERB (lassoes, lassoed) ▪ catch with a lasso. DERIVATIVES lassoer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lasso — ☆ lasso [las′ō, las′o͞o; ] for v., also [ la sō′, laso͞o′ ] n. pl. lassos or lassoes [Sp lazo < L laqueus, noose, snare: see LACE] a long rope or leather thong with a sliding noose at one end, used to catch cattle or wild horses vt. lassoed,… …   English World dictionary

  • Lasso — (span. lazo), Wurfschlinge in Südamerika, langer Lederriemen mit einer Kugel an seinem Ende, zum Einfangen der Büffel, wilden Pferde etc …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lasso — 1807 (v.); 1808 (n.), Amer.Eng., from Sp. lazo, from L. laqueum (nom. laqueus) noose, snare (see LACE (Cf. lace) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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