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Hanging


HANG'ING, participle present tense Suspending to something above.

1. Being suspended; dangling; swinging.

2. Foreboding death by the halter.

What a hanging face!

3. Requiring punishment by the halter; as a hanging matter.

HANG'ING, noun Any kind of drapery hung or fastened to the walls or a room, by way of ornament.

No purple hangings clothe the palace walls.

1. Death by the halter; as hard words or hanging

2. Display; exhibition.