"I would not that you should hold the riata," said Consuelo petulantly.
The Mexicans have a terrible and barbarous weapon—the riata!
And by now, Phil had recovered his riata, and the loop was whirling in easy circles about his head.
His hunting-knife had sheared at a stroke the riata round the engineer's neck.
Mrs. Beasley, however, complacently resumed her dish-washing, and Ira returned to his riata in the adjoining room.
One is called the “riata,” and should be of pliant, evenly-spun 2½-in.
Leaving the cow-horse to hold the riata tight, Phil sprang from his saddle and ran to the fallen man.
On the right-hand side of your pommel will be a strap and buckle for your riata.
The riata caught the lifted forefeet of the bull just as he stiffened his neck for the lunge.
With a riata around his neck, and carefully guarded, we again advanced.