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eeny, meeny, miny, moe

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eeny, meeny, miny, moe (uncountable)

  1. A children's counting-out game
    • 1959, John Knowles, A Separate Peace, chapter 3,
      "...As for this thing," ... he held up the shuttlecock, contaminated, in his outstretched right [hand], "this idiot tickler, the only thing it's good for is eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
    • 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1252:
      ‘Well,’ said Lord Galen in some dismay, ‘I suppose we shall have to cast lots or play at Eeni Meeni Mina Mo?’

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