blind man's buff


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blind man's buff

n
(Games, other than specified) a game in which a blindfolded person tries to catch and identify the other players
[C16: buff, perhaps from Old French buffe a blow; see buffet2]
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blind man's buff

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We played a sort of Blind Man's Buff along the darkest passages, in the unlighted drawing-room, and little dining-room, calling cheerily to each other after each exploration that here, and here, and here, the trouble-had removed itself.
In the meantime, a High Court order further armed the authorities with strict directives, on a note of caution so that the eviction does not turn, as before, 'blind man's buff'.
Blindekuh - blind man's buff in German - then opened in Zurich in 1999, and was set up by blind clergyman Jorge Spielmann.
Syers describes the search for the origins of all names as a game of "blind man's buff" and highlights how scribes can often misinterpret rough local dialects to compound errors.
I recall all my mates' 10th birthdays were always low rent affairs at somebody's house, where the highlight was a fight under the cover of blind man's buff; anybody daring or daft enough to splash on some of their da's High Karate or Brut would have been branded a lass and been given both a wedgie and a Chinese burn.
The Trilogy of Blind Man's Buff - The Game Begins, From Heaven to Hell, Revenge in the Name of Justice - is a psychological drama, action crime and thriller based on a life story of Andrea Vargas, a Brazilian MMA fighter who after having her daughters legally kidnapped goes deep inside an obscure world uncovering a tale of money, murder and power, remaining focused to save them, and get revenge on the mobsters.
Or how the first time she had been persuaded to wear snake boots in the northern jungles of Vietnam, a deadly serpent sunk its teeth into her foot while she was playing Blind Man's Buff with the children.
Others include "basket" - essentially follow the leader - and "giddy", similar to blind man's buff.
What is most alarming about the situation, is that the principle players and their advisors are engaged in an incredibly dangerous three-way game of blind man's buff.
With no television for entertainment and without servants for the afternoon, the gentry would play parlour games such as charades and blind man's buff.
Wacky claims covered a range of professions and situations, including a grocer in Lancashire playing Blind Man's Buff, a merchant in Essex with an injured eye throwing rice at a wedding and a tailor in Cornwall who suffered the ultimate embarrassment when he missed his chair sitting down.
Playing blind man's buff when it comes to our own health must be stopped once and for all.