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TALE, n. See Tell. A story a narrative the rehearsal of a series of events or adventures, commonly some trifling incidents or a fictitious narrative as the tale of a tub. Marmontel's tales idle tales. Luke 24 .

We spend our years as a tale that is told Psalms 90

1. Oral relation.
2. Reckoning account set down. Exodus 5

In packing, they keep a just tale of the number.

3. Number reckoned.

--The ignorant who measure by tale, not be weight.

4. A telling information disclosure of any thing secret.

Birds--are aptest by their voice to tell tales what they find.

In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood. Ezekiel 22

5. In law, a count or declaration. Tale, in this sense, is obsolete.
6. In commerce, a weight for gold and silver in China and other parts of the E. Indies also, a money of account. In China, each tale Isaiah 10 maces=100 candareens-1000 cash.

TALE, To tell stories.

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Entry for 'Tale'. King James Dictionary.

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