Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
To leap about; make long and diverse transits: The show hopscotches from Toronto and Boston to Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas
[1970s+; fr the children's game]
age-old children's game based on an idea of not treading on lines. Variations of the game are played in many countries. The game's English name expresses its object: to hop over the "scotch," a line, or scratch, drawn on the ground. Lines are drawn in a variety of patterns. Spaces in the diagrams are numbered, and they must be traversed in order