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Blindman’s Buff

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Bli'ndman's Buff. n.s. A play in which some one is to have his eyes covered, and hunt out the rest of the company.

Disguis'd in all the mask of night,
We left our champion on his flight:
At blindman's buff to grope his way,
In equal fear of night and day.
Hudibras, p. iii. c. ii.

He imagines I shut my eyes again; but surely he fancies I play at blindman's buff with him; for he thinks I never have my eyes open. Stillingfleet's Defence of Disc. on Romish Idolatry.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · Stillingfleet, Edward (38)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Blindman’s Buff." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13065.


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