cats cradle


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cat's′ cra′dle


n.
a game in which two players alternately stretch a looped string over their fingers to produce different designs.
[1760–70]
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Another fifteen first time winners scored $1,000 grants in the regional and weekly categories: Polar Pug Rescue & Friends (AK), PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society) (CT), Harrison County Humane Society (IA), Boise Bully Breed Rescue (ID), STAR Saving the Animals of Rowan (KY), ARNO (Animal Rescue New Orleans) (LA), Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, Springfield (MA), Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) (MD), Capital Area Humane Society (MI), HELP Humane Society (MO), North Carolina Airedale Rescue (NC), CATS Cradle Shelter, Inc (ND), Angels for Animals Rescue League (OH), Rogue Valley Humane Society (OR), and Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (SC).
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If not skipping, the girls played hopscotch, chalking numbered boxes on the pavement and sliding a stone with their shoe, hopping from box to box, or they plaited cats cradles of ever increasing elaboration with stretchy strings of huge length made with dozens and dozens of joined-up elastic bands, stretched between two sets of ankles.