cat's cradle

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something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex

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a game played with string looped over the fingers

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Europe is a whole set of points, a cat's cradle. Another is Kunlun Mountain, abode of the gods.
As teens, they began turning up at the same all-ages rock shows, and started a short-lived project with a few friends; sensing that they shared a specific vision, they split off on their own, naming themselves after a chapter in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. By early 2014, they'd cobbled together a self-titled cassette featuring five biting and bare-boned punk songs that explore topics like shallow boys, unfair gender roles, and getting off.
During the course of the interview the sexual tension between them is palpable and just as Paden becomes saddened that the interview is coming to an end and she thinks she won't see him again, CJ invites her to come watch his band play at Nashville's popular downtown club called Cat's Cradle. Almost immediately their relationship starts heating up but just as things start getting very sexy and passionate, a mysterious series of unexplainable and dangerous events start happening to both of them, leaving Paden suspicious that someone is trying to keep them apart.
Sometimes we get into such a tangle, it's like a walking tribute to the cat's cradle.
Though Geekdad says kids can use string to hang things from doorknobs, make leashes for stuffed animals or play Cat's Cradle, I don't recall having any interest in such things.
He innocently gives a copy of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle to a teenage girl and his neighbors are righteously appalled.
your knees; your dance unlocks Cat's cradle, spider-baby, incubus.
His early novels, especially "Cat's Cradle," had begun to gain him an underground following, especially among college students, and his big breakthrough came in 1969 with publication of "Slaughterhouse-Five," the novel that was born out of his survival of the fire-bombing of Dresden as a prisoner of war during World War II.
In Kurt Vonnegut's 1963 novel Cat's Cradle, the fictional substance ice-nine crystallizes all liquid water it touches, with the power to wipe out all life on Earth in an instant.
FRILLY: Artists Adrienne and Kirsty will use tales and fantasies taken from Brummies to create two and three-dimensional images to fill a giant cat's cradle called Secret City in an empty unit in The Mailbox.
SPECIAL BRANCH This beautiful leopard picks the perfect spot for a big cat's cradle...
Everyone but my mother is glad that the manuscript is dead, and, in any case, there would be no point now that I've discovered Rebecca Rosenblum's The Big Dream, which unravels the cat's cradle, bridging the work and personal lives of cubicle dwellers with enviable precision.
His works such as Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire, gallows humor and science fiction.
Yet this is no rural delight, for the skyline is scarred by cables and pylons that converge in adjacent fields, resembling the national grid's version of a cat's cradle.
Now you have a cat's cradle, see if you can get your friends to do one, too.