ring-around-a-rosy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ring-around-a-rosy a children's game in which the players dance around in a circle and at a given signal all squat
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Usage

In literature:

All girls do is to run and jump and play tag and ring-around-a-rosy and run errands, and dance!
"Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill" by Alice B. Emerson
Next day the ceremonies are carried on out-of-doors, where all from oldest to youngest form a ring-around-a-rosy.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
She chose Ring-around-a-rosy, and they all played, and had a great deal of fun.
"Dew Drops, Vol. 37, No. 34, August 23, 1914" by Various
The girls have a game like ring-around-a-rosy.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
If you have ever played ring-around-a-rosy you will get the idea.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The little girls had "Ring around a rosy," that I think Eve's grandchildren must have invented.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The children roll and tumble on the sward in the intoxication of "swing-turn" and "ring-around-a-rosy.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
One by one the citizens were allowed to slip outside the "ring-around-a-rosy" until only "desperadoes" were left.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
I c'n jest shut my eyes 'n' see 'Ring around a rosy.
"In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas
The four, after an impromptu ring-around-a-rosie, collapsed into chairs near the wide-eyed Epps.
"The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" by Richard Connell
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