The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

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at the radius opposite to him. On the pin an index was placed, and moved round by every one in turn, and at whatsoever person's radius it stopped, he was obliged to drink off his glass.—Jamieson.
A species of chance game, played apparently with a kind of totum.
A boy's game, called in the South " Hoop or Hoop Hide." This is a curious instance of corruption, for the name hoop is pronounced in the local manner as hooip, whence whip.— Easther's Almondbury Glossary.
Whishin Dance
An old-fashioned dance, in which a cushion is used to kneel upon.—Dickinson's Cumberland Glossary. See " Cushion Dance."
Who goes round my Stone Wall
I. Who's going round my stone wall ? Nobody, only little Jacky Lingo. Pray don't steal none of my fat sheep, Unless I take one by one, two by two, three by three, Follow me.
Have you seen anything of my black sheep ? Yes! I gave them a lot of bread and butter and sent
them up there [pointing to left or right]. Then what have you got behind you ? Only a few poor black sheep. Well! let me see. [The child immediately behind Johnny Lingo shows its foot between her feet, and on seeing it the centre child says] Here's my black sheep.
—Winterton, Anderby, Nottinghamshire (Miss M. Peacock).
II. Who's that going round ray stony walk? It's only Bobby Bingo. Have you stolen any of my sheep ? Yes! I stole one last night and one the night before.
—Enbourne School, Berks (Miss M. Kimber).

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