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furphy

(ˈfɜːfɪ)
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]

Furphy

(ˈfɜːfɪ)
n
(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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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