farmer in the dell

: a ring game in which one player chosen as the farmer occupies the center of the ring, others being called to join him as wife, child, nurse, cat, rat, and cheese and then sent away in reverse order while the players remaining in the ring circle about the farmer singing appropriate verses

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“Farmer in the dell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farmer%20in%20the%20dell. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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