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Mother Goose rhymes definition

The brief, traditional, anonymous verses, or nursery rhymes, learned by children in the English-speaking world. Among the best-known Mother Goose rhymes are “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Miss Muffet,” and “Old King Cole.”

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • But you should have seen Pansy speak some mother goose rhymes.

    A Modern Cinderella Amanda M. Douglas
  • They can now rattle off scientific truths about their little digestions as fluently as mother goose rhymes.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster

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