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  1. ring-around-the-rosy, ring-around-a-rosy, ring-a-rosynoun

    a children's game in which the players dance around in a circle and at a given signal all squat


  1. ring-around-a-rosy

    "Ring-around-a-rosy" (also known as "Ring a Ring o' Roses") is a traditional children's game and nursery rhyme which is played by participants joining hands and moving in a circle while singing a specific song. The game usually ends with everyone falling down at the end of the rhyme. It is popular playground activity enjoyed by children across the world. The actual meaning of the rhyme has been subjected to various interpretations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ring-around-a-rosy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ring-around-a-rosy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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