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ring-around-the-rosey

[ring-uh-round-th uh-roh-zee] /ˈrɪŋ əˈraʊnd ðəˈroʊ zi/
noun
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.
Also, ring-around-the-rosy, ring-around-a-rosey.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; probably rose1 + -ey2
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