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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-the-rosy

    Ring-around-the-Rosy is a popular nursery rhyme and children's game. The game is typically played by children who join hands and form a circle, then move in a clockwise direction while singing the rhyme. At the end of the rhyme's sequence ("we all fall down"), everyone drops to the ground. The origins and meaning of the rhyme have sparked various interpretations, with the most common associating it with the Great Plague of London in 1665, although this is mostly debunked by folklorists.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ring-around-the-rosy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ring-around-the-rosy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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