Fox and geese
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|A boy's game, in which one boy tries to catch others as they run one goal to another.|
|A game with sixteen checkers, or some substitute for them, one of which is called the fox, and the rest the geese; the fox, whose first position is in the middle of the board, endeavors to break through the line of the geese, and the geese to pen up the fox.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.