tall tale


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Noun1.tall tale - an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) storytall tale - an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story
narration, narrative, story, tale - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

tall tale

noun
1. Informal. An entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence:
Informal: yarn.
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This bee's life is the focus of new history thrillerThe Tall Tale , by award winning author Leagan E.
While You Were Napping" is a toddler's tall tale of the tallest variety, with pirates, robots, firemen, construction workers, cotton candy, dinosaur bones, and french fry sandwiches to entertain the outrageous imagination of a youngster who was unwillingly put to bed for a nap (just because he was screaming, imagine that).
Remington is inviting its customers to tell their best tall tales on video and post them on YouTube as part of the Tall Tale-athon Contest.
Video clips associated with tall tale characters are also available through the popular website YouTube, including Disney Classic: Paul Bunyan, Reading Rainbow "At the Library" Animated Short, as well as others that feature talented storytellers sharing various tall tales.
TALL TALE Gay cowboys are all the rage in red state Wyoming, the setting for Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.
S anglers would come to some of the most remote parts of Northern Ontario, stay in outpost cabins and try hooking some bragging rights or at least come away with an angler's tall tale or two.
TRAINER Bob Johnson landed his first double at odds of 509-1 with 33-1 chance Finbar's Law in the two-mile novices' hurdle and 14-1 shot Tall Tale in the three-mile selling handicap chase.
A COUNCILLOR in Gower says stories about a spooky road on the peninsula could be just a tall tale.
When word got out about this newly acquired land, fortune hunters, trailblazers, and storytellers ventured into the new territory and the tall tale was born.
He arms himself with the full arsenal of the storyteller's tricks--drama, irony, action, traces of tall tale, and humor--especially humor.
She reads this textual opacity in quite interesting and convincing terms, positing the desire for escape and for genuine alterity as the more or less natural outcome of a tall tale intentionally structured around the literal rise of a small man of slender means and still less luck.
Davy Crockett Shoots the Falls" is a tall tale, an exaggerated, humorous kind of story that first became popular in the United States in the nineteenth century.