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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tale of a Tub (The).
 
A ridiculous narrative or tale of fiction. The reference is to Dean Swift’s tale so called.   1
 


 Tale (1 syl.).Talent, 

 
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