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moonshine baby

[Atlantic; cf. MOONSHINE moonlight + baby; from the circumstances of the game] n. a children's game: 1976 For days children collected a quantity of broken pieces of china, glass, shells. . . When the night was bright with the light of a good moon, a child would lie on the ground and the other children would outline his form with these shiny pieces of glossy materials. When his form was completed, the child would rise, and the outline of the child would shine in the moonlight, and this "Moonshine baby" would fill us all with delight (Eneas 19). Children would dance and sing around the outline of the child who had been ring around, but afterwards the figure had to be completely destroyed with all pebbles dispersed to prevent the devil from coming to take the child's soul (Cat). cf. RING ROUND (Gen.) 

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Last update: 2012-10-04 00:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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