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 Tal’botype (3 syl.).Tale of a Tub (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tale (1 syl.).
 
A tally; a reckoning. In Exod. v. we have tale of bricks. A measure by number, not by weight.   1
   An old wife’s tale. Any marvellous legendary story.   2
   To tell tales out of school. To utter abroad affairs not meant for the public ear.   3
 


 Tal’botype (3 syl.).Tale of a Tub (The). 

 
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