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The tale of the resources of California—vegetable and mineral—is a fairy-tale.

Our fairy-tale presents these events in their legendary transformation.

Thrones tumble down and crowns are offered like a fairy-tale.

He must have seemed to her a figure of romance, a prince out of a fairy-tale.

The value of the fairy-tale and the wonder-tale is that they tell about the magic of living.

All that's a fairy-tale—trees being dangerous in a thunder-storm!

But what concerned me most was the failure of the fairy-tale glamour.

And life not being a fairy-tale the improbability of the event almost shocked me.

For you must remember that this is a fairy-tale and all fairy-tales have a good ending.

"It's like a fairy-tale, and going into the gnome's hill," fluttered Magsie.

WORD ORIGIN

"oral narrative centered on magical tests, quests, and transformations," 1749, translating French Conte de feés of Madame d'Aulnois (1698, translated into English 1699). As an adjective (also fairytale), attested by 1963.

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