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n, pl -phies
slang Austral a rumour or fictitious story
[C20: from Furphy carts (used for water or sewage in World War I), made at a foundry established by the Furphy family]
(Biography) Joseph, pen name Tom Collins. 1843–1912, Australian author. His works include the classic Australian novel Such is Life (1903) and The Buln-Buln and the Brolga (1948)