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tale (1 the earliest sense; 2 Skelton 1523 has ‘Therby lyeth a tale’, Holland 1600 ‘Hereto longeth a tale’; the sense ‘number’ is not S.)
1. talk Rom. II. iv. 102 “to stop in my ,” Ven. 74 “to a pretty ear she tunes her tale.”
2. “thereby hangs a ,” there is something to say about that Shr. IV. i. 60.
3. “in a tale,” in agreement Ado IV. ii. 34.
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