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Tale

(1 syl.). A tally; a reckoning. In Exod. v. we have tale of bricks. A measure by number, not by weight. An old wife's tale. Any maryellous legendary story. To tell tales out of school. To …

Tales

(2 syl.). Persons in the court from whom the sheriff or his clerk makes selections to supply the place of jurors who have been empanelled, but are not in attendance. It is the first word of…

Tale of a Tub

(The). A ridiculous narrative or tale of fiction. The reference is to Dean Swift's tale so called. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894TalentTale A B C D E F…

Canterbury Tales

Chaucer supposed that he was in company with a party of pilgrims going to Canterbury to pay their devotions at the shrine of Thomas à Becket. The party assembled at an inn in Southwark…

Marchaundes Tale

(in Chaucer) is substantially the same as the first Latin metrical tale of Adolfus, and is not unlike a Latin prose tale given in the appendix of T. Wright's edition of Æsop's Fables. …

A Knight's Tale

Director/Writer: Brian Helgeland Columbia Pictures; PG-13; 132 minutes Release: 5/01 Cast: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bett…

Maunciples Tale

A mediæval version of Ovid's tale about Coronis (Met. ii. 543, etc.). Phêbus; had a crow which he taught to speak; it was downy white, and as big as a swan. He had also a wife who…

The Ventriloquist's Tale

Author:Pauline MelvillePublisher:Bloomsbury Publishingn Rare is the voice that can conjure forth an entire world. With the title metaphor of ventriloquism guiding this exquisite exploration in…

Winter's Tale

(Shakespeare). Taken from the Pleasant History of Dorastus and Fawnia by Robert Green. Dorastus is called by Shakespeare Florizel and Doricles, and Fawn…

Autumn Tale

Director/Writer:Eric Rohmer October Films; 110 minutes; NRRelease:7/99Cast:Beatrice Romand, Marie Riviere, Alexia Portal The latest offering from French director Eric Rohmer is as lazy and swe…