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  • n. Plural form of fairy tale.


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  • In the country in which it is supposed to be endemic it is believed that if male animals graze under the papaw tree they become BLASE; but science alleges that the roots and extracted juice possess aphrodisiac properties, and who among us would not rather place credence upon this particular fairy tale of science than the fairy tales of swarthy and illiterate and possibly biassed gentlemen.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Some of his lyrics like The Skylark are perfect in their spontaneity and sweetness, and his Kilmeny is one of the most exquisite fairy tales in the language.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • The tall and slender figures, the attitudes, and the general mise-en-scene vividly recall the earlier style of Carpaccio, who was at this very time composing his delightful fairy tales of the


  • I don't believe in magic, understand-or I didn't then-but I remember the fairy tales from when I was a little tyke, about the princess and the frog, and the mountain of glass, and the three wishes-well, look, I was a metalworker for a crooked shop, know what I mean?

    A Spell For Chameleon

  • Page 194 calm of the forest beside the old gray broken monument where we have so often made love and told each other fairy tales and wandered about and made thought pictures of our William and Mary Randolph, who erected it away back in 1771.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • Kierkegaard muses in Love and Marriage, We read in fairy tales about human beings whom mermaids and mermen enticed into their power by means of demonic music.

    Life As We Know It

  • • Lesser-known fairy tales seem to please all ages.

    Playing Together

  • Renewed efforts to liberate itself may just at this moment have attracted Abraham's attention, There is nothing so very marvellous about this as in fairy tales where the necessary feature always pops up (Procksch).

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • All his literary productions were surpassed by a little masterpiece that gave him a lasting popularity: "Contes de ma Mère l'Oye, ou Histoires du temps passé" (1697), a collection of fairy tales which, while displaying no special originality, were treated in a very skilful manner.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip


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