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cat's' cra'dle

1. a children's game in which two players alternately stretch a looped string over their fingers in such a way as to produce different designs.
2. the intricate design formed by the string in this game.
3. intricacy; complexity.

Cat's' Cra'dle

a novel (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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