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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A children's game in which a string is wrapped around one player's hands in complex symmetrical patterns and transferred to another player's hands to form a different pattern. (video)
2. Something elaborate or intricate, especially when without an apparent purpose.
Of uncertain origin. Earliest documented use: 1768.
"But policymakers seem trapped in a cat's cradle of economic, political, and legal constraints that is preventing effective action."
Guntram B. Wolff; Europe's Fiscal Wormhole; The Business Times (Singapore); Oct 31, 2014.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been." -John Greenleaf Whittier, poet (1807-1892)