The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion.
He'd rather on a gibbet dangle
Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle. --Hudibras.
From her lifted hand
Dangled a length of ribbon. --Tennyson.
To dangle about or To dangle after, to hang upon
importunately; to court the favor of; to beset.
The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle
are well inclined to pull down the present