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1. A game in which a string is looped on the fingers to form an intricate pattern between a player's hands that can be successively varied or transferred to another player's hands.
2. An intricate pattern: a cat's cradle of conspiracies.
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(Games, other than specified) a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string between the fingers
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a game in which two players alternately stretch a looped string over their fingers to produce different designs.
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|Noun||1.||cat's cradle - a game played with string looped over the fingers|
child's game - a game enjoyed by children
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cat's cradlen (game) → ripiglino
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