her dangling earrings

hanging, drooping, droopy, suspended, pendulous, pendent, trailing, flowing, tumbling

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  • dangling — [adj] supported from above drooping, droopy, hanging, pendent, pendulous, suspended; concept 485 …   New thesaurus

  • Dangling — Dangle Dan gle (d[a^][ng] g l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dangling}.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dangling pointer — Dangling pointers and wild pointers in computer programming are pointers that do not point to a valid object of the appropriate type. These are special cases of memory safety violations. Dangling Pointer Dangling pointers arise when an object is… …   Wikipedia

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  • dangling debit — A debit balance on goodwill account deducted from shareholders funds instead of being shown as an asset. Rather than show the balance of purchased goodwill as an asset, some companies choose to write it off immediately after an acquisition to a… …   Law dictionary

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  • Dangling modifier — A dangling modifier, a specific case of which is the dangling participle,[1] is an error in sentence structure whereby a grammatical modifier is associated with a word other than the one intended, or with no particular word at all. For example, a …   Wikipedia

  • Dangling bond — In chemistry, a dangling bond is an unsatisfied valence on an immobilised atom. In order to gain enough electrons to fill their valence shells (see also octet rule), many atoms will form covalent bonds with other atoms. In the simplest case, that …   Wikipedia

  • dangling modifiers —    are one of the more complicated and disagreeable aspects of English usage, but at least they provide some compensation by being frequently amusing. Every authority has a stock of illustrative howlers. Fowler, for instance, gives us Handing me… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Dangling else — The dangling else is a well known problem in computer programming in which a seemingly well defined grammar can become ambiguous. In many programming languages you can write conditionally executed code in two forms: if form: if a then s if else… …   Wikipedia

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