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.
Origin of ring-a-lievio
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Should this be accomplished, the rescuer calls "Ring-a-lievio!"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium
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