Definitions

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  • n. A writer of fables; a fabulist; a dealer in untruths or falsehoods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writer of fables; a fabulist; a dealer in untruths or falsehoods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A talker.
  • n. A writer or speaker of fables or fictions; a fabulist; a dealer in feigned stories; a falsifier.

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Examples

  • Henrie, after great sicknesse returned into France: wherefore if Fabian plaie not the fabler, those that were sent on the said message were not gentlie receiued of king Henrie; vnlesse to be cast in prison and discourteouslie dealt withall stand countable for beneuolence & gentle interteinment.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • Another chronicler* says of him, "Therefore as in all things we trust Bede, whose wisdom and truth are not to be doubted: so that fabler with his fables shall be forthwith spat out by us all."

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • But if Geoffrey was a bad writer of history, he was good as "a fabler," and, as we have seen in chapter vii., it was to his book that we owe the first long poem written in English after the

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • But they forgave the satirist, as the days went by, and they realized that, after all, the fun was harmless, nobody was hurt actually, and all were treated alike by the ready knife of the fabler.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 23, October, 1891

  • It was with no direct intention of hoaxing or deceiving his hearers that he played the fabler; it was simply a way he had of holding up a magnifying-glass, so to speak, before their eyes, that he might help them to bring their imaginations up to his own idea of the wonderful reality.

    Burl

  • [(Chasten\222d by) 29.3 (fabler tints of woe,)] TJ

    Honoria Sommerville

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