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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who speaks or tells the truth; one who gives a true account or report; a veracious or candid person.

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Examples

  • 'Twas in this very island that Pliny, his brother tell-truth, had seen some elephants dance on the rope with bells, and whip over the tables, presto, begone, while people were at feasts, without so much as touching the toping topers or the topers toping.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 5

  • ’Twas in this very island that Pliny, his brother tell-truth, had seen some elephants dance on the rope with bells, and whip over the tables, presto, begone, while people were at feasts, without so much as touching the toping topers or the topers toping.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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