a parlor game for children in which one player in the middle of a room tries to occupy any of the positions along the walls that become vacant as other players dash across to exchange places at a signal.
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How to use puss in the corner in a sentence
“I should thoroughly enjoy seeing Mary Mallison playing puss-in-the-corner,” Martin declared, and beat a hasty retreat.Lady Cassandra | Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
When you are little you play tag and puss-in-the-corner and other things, and run about full of fun.A Little Girl in Old Boston | Amanda Millie Douglas
"Like puss-in-the-corner," said Rose, who had followed her mother and father to the other end of the room.Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's | Laura Lee Hope
Miss Carter was called loudly by Maud, who requested her to help the little ones to play Puss-in-the-corner.A Modern Tomboy | L. T. Meade
We want a game of Puss-in-the-corner, and the silliest and youngest among us are going to play.A Modern Tomboy | L. T. Meade