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  • n. A game where the players have to hide and one has to seek them out.


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  • "For," said they, "the buds are the children of the flowers, and the little playful streams that gambol down the hillsides are the children of the water; and the smallest, bright specks playing at hide and seek in the sky all night, must surely be the children of the stars; and they would all be grieved to see their playmates, the children of men, no more."

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • Queenie viewed the box as an instrument of torture, and if she saw it before then, she'd take off and I'd be playing hide and seek trying to find her.

    The Trouble with Witches

  • He let you play hide and seek with Jerry Lee, who always won.


  • It gives me the greatest pleasure, and happening to improvise the veryevening of its arrival in one of our salons, I took for my subject the pretty theme by a certain Maria with whom in times gone by I played at hide and seek in the house of

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • Colin maillard, vulgarly called blind man's buff, was, some time ago, a favourite play amongst the Parisian ladies: now hide and seek will be brought into fashion, I suppose, by the fair Annabella.



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