Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bo-peep.
“The effects can be clearly heard when playing simple games, such as peep-bo or round-and-round-the-garden.”
“It knew none of the games that the magpie invented save one, and that was a kind of aerial “peep-bo” to which the brainier bird lured it by means of a prize.”
“There are many towns in holes and trenches of Europe which you can thus play "peep-bo" with if you will come at them walking.”
“I had been playing peep-bo with the unseen, and the tables were turned.”
“Human nature is born of the pain of a woman; human nature plays at peep-bo when it is two and at cricket when it is twelve; human nature earns its living and desires the other sex and dies.”
“The man was half child playing peep-bo! and half spider waiting for a fly.”
“It just seems as if Mother Earth had become young again, and was tossing her babies up to the summer sky, and the wind played hide-and-seek, or peep-bo, or some other ridiculous game, with them, and made the summer babies as glad and as mischievous as himself.”
“Her smooth, pink-and-white cheeks and unwinking eyes contrasted vividly with his seamed yellowness and blinking grin; for a long time he coquetted at her, and played peep-bo, without disturbing her gravity, making humorous side comments to the on-lookers meanwhile.”
“D'ye think I don't know when the Lord 'ides' is face behind the clouds playin 'peep-bo for a bit, and lets the devil' ave it all 'is own way?”
“It knew none of the games that the magpie invented save one, and that was a kind of aerial "peep-bo" to which the brainier bird lured it by means of a prize.”
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