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Meaning of ring-around-the-rosey

ring-a•round-the-ros•ey

Pronunciation: (ring'u-round'u-rō'zē), [key]
— n.
  1. a children's game in which the players sing while going around in a circle and squat when the lyrics “all fall down” are sung.
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