drop the handkerchief


noun

a children's game in which all the players but one stand in a circle facing inward, while that one player stealthily drops a handkerchief behind a player in the circle who must pursue and attempt to catch the one who dropped the handkerchief before the latter reaches the vacated place.

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  • "Yes, or 'Post-office' and 'Drop-the-handkerchief,'" said Mrs. Schofield.

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