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ring-a-lievio

[ring-uh-lee-vee-oh]
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  1. a game played usually between two teams in which the members of one team attempt to find, capture, and imprison the members of the other, who can be freed only by a teammate not yet captured.
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Origin of ring-a-lievio

1900–05; variant of ring relievo, perhaps relieve + -o
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  • Should this be accomplished, the rescuer calls "Ring-a-lievio!"

    Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

    Jessie H. Bancroft