Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of fable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The making of fables; fabulous narration or composition.
  • n. Fiction; fables collectively.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Faces and feces were her fecundity, the source of unfettered fabling.

    Potato Mash

  • While I am generally leery of fabling of this sort, I did very much like Mordecai Gerstein's THE OLD COUNTRY as did my nine-year-old students.

    Whither Jackie Paper?

  • But of that cathedral nothing is now left but a heap of fragments, and a stone, on which, fabling tradition says, Henry II. was reconciled to the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

  • Perhaps the Martians yearn toward earth, romantically, poetically, the Romeos swearing by its light to the Juliets; the idealists and philosophers fabling that already there exists upon it an ALMOST PERFECT STATE — and now and then a wan prophet lifting his heart to its gleams, as a cup to be filled from Heaven with fresh waters of hope and courage.

    The Almost Perfect State

  • Perhaps the Martians yearn toward earth, romantically, poetically, the Romeos swearing by its light to the Juliets; the idealists and philosophers fabling that already there exists upon it an ALMOST PERFECT STATE—and now and then a wan prophet lifting his heart to its gleams, as a cup to be filled from Heaven with fresh waters of hope and courage.

    The Almost Perfect State

  • Long of old, the Greeks fancied Delphi the navel of the earth, in their favorite mode of fabling the earth to be an animal.

    III. English Traits. Land

  • In the drawing-room (I hope you have firm confidence in my truth, or you will now certainly think I am fabling) there is a fuchsia sixteen feet high, trained to a dead

    Maria Edgeworth

  • ` ` I think him worthy of the greatest praise for the many new and true observations which he has made, to the disgrace of so many vain and fabling authors. ''

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume II: The Beginnings of Modern Science

  • Down at this end of the fair field congregate the three-year-olds and two-year-olds; they pierce the air with their infant squeals and neighs, they stamp, and glare, and strike attitudes with absurd statuesqueness, while their owners sit on a bank above them, playing them like fish on the end of a long rope, and fabling forth their perfections with tireless fancy.

    All on the Irish Shore Irish Sketches

  • There was much fabling at that time in the legends of saints, about great mines of iron, gold, and silver, and about chamois and buck, cattle-breeding and Alpine husbandry in the 'regio montana'; for example, in von Aribo's _Vita S. Emmerani_.

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

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