Tale may refer to:

  • Cautionary tale, a traditional story told in folklore, to warn its hearer of a danger
  • Fairy tale, a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments
  • Folk tale, a story passed-down within a particular population, which comprises the traditions of that culture or group.
  • Fable, a brief story, which illustrates a moral lesson and which features animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature which are anthropomorphised
  • Frame tale, whereby the main story is composed, at least in part, for the purpose of organizing a set of shorter stories.
  • Urban legend, a modern folk tale consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them
  • Old wives' tale, a wisdom much like an urban legend, supposedly passed down by old wives to a younger generation
  • Tall tale, a story that tries to explain the reason for some natural phenomenon
  • TALE, or transcription activator-like effector, a type of DNA binding protein secreted by infectious bacteria of plants that contains a highly engineerable DNA binding domain

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Tell-tale (automotive)
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The Tale Of Aragorn And Arwen
... The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen is a story written by the English author J ... The tale tells the story of the love of the mortal Man Aragorn and the immortal Elf-maiden Arwen ... In Tolkien's fictional universe, the tale was written by Faramir and Éowyn's grandson Barahir after Aragorn's death ...
A Wicked Tale
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Jean Merrill - Bibliography
... Shan's Lucky Knife A Burmese Folk Tale ... The Superlative Horse A Tale of Ancient China ... The Girl who Loved Caterpillars A Twelfth-Century Tale from Japan ...

Famous quotes containing the word tale:

    With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
    Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    Mark now how a plain tale shall put you down.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
    Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
    The bird of dawning singeth all night long:
    And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad,
    The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,
    No fairy tale nor witch hath power to charm,
    So hallow’d and so gracious is the time.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)