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The Canterbury Tales was, Strohm writes, “one of the volumes around which the new trade would organize itself.”

But when the darkness closes in, we actually run to fairy tales and fables.

Actually, rather like Gruber, we feel rather icky about fairy tales.

In reality, prison weddings look nothing like the fairy tales depicted on TV and in bridal magazines.

The popularity of anime tales featuring man-on-man passion is burgeoning among Japanese women.

Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!

He could lie in bed and string himself tales of travel and adventure while Harry was downstairs.

He carried tales, told lies, and tried to make trouble, for no reason but to gratify his inclinations.

Something I had heard years ago, some old wives' tales about a man's life changing every seven years, kept dinning in my head.

But don't adopt the role of inquisitor—because I'm as good as dead, and dead men tell no tales.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tales, such as: account, novel, myth, fable, short story, and anecdote.

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