Therefore little tale hath he toldChaucer.
Of any dream, so holy was his heart.
Syn. Anecdote; story; fable; incident; memoir; relation; account; legend; narrative.
(Tale) v. i. To tell stories. [Obs.] Chaucer. Gower.
(Tale"bear`er) n. One who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently or maliciously communicates
intelligence, scandal, etc., and makes mischief.
Spies and talebearers, encouraged by her father, did their best to inflame her resentment.Macaulay.
(Tale"bear`ing), a. Telling tales officiously.
(Tale"bear`ing), n. The act of informing officiously; communication of sectrts, scandal, etc.,
(Ta"led) n. (Jewish Antiq.) A kind of quadrangular piece of cloth put on by the Jews when repeating
prayers in the synagogues. Crabb.
(Tale"ful) a. Full of stories. [R.] Thomson.
(||Tal`e*gal"la) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A genus of Australian birds which includes the brush turkey.
See Brush turkey.
(Tal"ent) n. [F., fr. L. talentum a talent Gr. a balance, anything weighed, a definite weight, a
talent; akin to to bear, endure, L. tolerare, tollere, to lift up, sustain, endure. See Thole, v. t., Tolerate.]
1. Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of money equal to 60 minæ or 6,000 drachmæ.
The Attic talent, as a weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver money, its value
was £243 15s. sterling, or about $1,180.
Rowing vessel whose burden does not exceed five hundred talents.Jowett