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synonyms for shaggy-dog story

  • antic
  • farce
  • gag
  • humor
  • laugh
  • one-liner
  • parody
  • prank
  • pun
  • stunt
  • trick
  • wisecrack
  • buffoonery
  • burlesque
  • caper
  • caprice
  • chestnut
  • clowning
  • drollery
  • epigram
  • escapade
  • frolic
  • gambol
  • game
  • ha-ha
  • hoodwinking
  • horseplay
  • jape
  • jest
  • lark
  • mischief
  • mummery
  • payoff
  • play
  • pleasantry
  • put-on
  • quirk
  • raillery
  • repartee
  • revel
  • rib
  • sally
  • saw
  • shenanigan
  • sport
  • spree
  • tomfoolery
  • vagary
  • whimsy
  • witticism
  • yarn
  • bon mot
  • monkeyshine
  • snow job
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antonyms for shaggy-dog story

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  • seriousness
  • tragedy
  • work
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How to use shaggy-dog story in a sentence

A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
A few moments afterward he was seen dragging his own trunk ashore, while Mr. Hitchcock finished his story on the boiler deck.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
These words were uttered in a guarded whisper by a boy about seventeen years of age, to a great dog that stood by his side.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
At the word of command, the dog crouched down, his whole body quivering with excitement.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Obviously a tremendous question arises here as to how a story should be found in Genesis xiv.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Through the beautiful, windy autumn days, he labored at his difficult task, the task of telling a story.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The interest of the story is now at an end; but much yet remains before the conclusion.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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