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dally n. a turn of rope around a saddle horn. Also v. Editorial Note: The historical and etymological information in the 1986 cite has not been verified. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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dally  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...

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dally  n.— «The reatas were from fifty to seventy feet long and the cattle were snared at long range. They took the dallies then just like the California cow punchers do to this day. (To dally means to wrap the reatta around the saddle...

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 n.— «Ropers must dally to stop steer.» —“Here Are Rodeo Events and Rules Governing Them” Nevada State Journal (Reno) June 29, 1952. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)