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 n.— «The team ropers are next. Most of them hail from the hilly oak-strewn valleys of California where dally roping originated…The word dally is a corruption of the Spanish da la vuelta, meaning to take a turn, as with a rope around the saddle horn.» —by Gretel Ehrlich Solace of Open Spaces Dec. 1, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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