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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral; a story, typically a supernatural one incorporating elements of myth and legend. Recorded from Middle English, the...

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Fables

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A four-volume folio edition of La Fontaine’s Fables—each fable accompanied by a full-page plate by J.-B. Oudry (1686–1755), famous as a painter of animal life—was the most ambitious...

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fables

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 64 words.

Short comic tales making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways. The great

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fable

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 81 words.

The description in AV for fictitious ‘old wives’ tales' (1 Tim. 4: 7); called ‘cunningly devised’ (2 Pet. 1: 16).

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fable

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 82 words.

The description in AV for fictitious ‘old wives’ tales' (1 Tim. 4: 7); called ‘cunningly devised’ (2

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Fables

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 64 words.

Although this name is applied in a general sense to fictitious tales, legends and myths, it is more particularly applied

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Fables

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 83 words.

The most famous writers of fables are — Pilpay, among the Hindus. Lokman, among the Arabs. Æsop and

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Fable

in Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 10 words.

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Fable

A. E. Wright.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 2680 words.

Literary genre characterized by the combination of a brief fictional narrative featuring non-human, anthropomorphized actors (typically animals, less frequently plants or other inanimate...

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fable

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 388 words.

babble, bedabble, dabble, drabble, gabble, grabble, rabble, scrabble • amble, bramble, Campbell, gamble, gambol, ramble, scramble, shamble

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