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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A story that is read or told to a child just before bedtime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fairytale or other story read to somebody, usually a child, before they sleep.


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