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(n.) Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
(n.) The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
(n.) A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue.
(n.) Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
(v. i.) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction; to write or utter what is not true.
(v. t.) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Fable'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​f/fable.html. 1828.