an enclosed area for a boxing match, usually marked off in the form of a square by posts and ropes, and having a padded floor.
Does Boxing Day Have Anything To Do With Boxing?In the US, the word boxing usually refers to two athletes stepping into a padded ring, each with the intention of knocking the other off their feet. But the day after Christmas brings up a new version of the word:Boxing Day. The holiday is generally obscure in the States. But in Britain, the celebration is ubiquitous—and doesn’t usually involve a boxing ring. How did Boxing Day get …
The Hidden Histories Of “Humpty Dumpty,” “London Bridge,” And “Ring Around The Rosie”These hidden stories behind these three popular nursery rhymes may not be well known but they certainly make songs like "Humpty Dumpty" a little more interesting.
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