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tales

a group of persons summoned from among those present in court or from bystanders to fill vacancies on a jury panel, or the writ summoning such jurors.

TALES, Eng. law. The name of a book kept in the king's bench office, of such jurymen as were of the tales. See Tales de circumstantibus.

References in classic literature ?
Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.
The author only hopes that if they do no good, her tales will, at least, do no harm.
Then as he changed, the tales he listened to changed too.
I may venture to assert the same of every aspect of the story, while I confess that the particular typhoon of the tale was not a typhoon of my actual experience.
No tales and poems were ever produced at a greater cost of brain and spirit.
Yes, but such tales and stories are good for nothing.
Next morning, therefore, the Knight begins the series of tales and the others follow in order.
Let them fashion the mind with such tales, even more fondly than they mould the body with their hands; but most of those which are now in use must be discarded.
In the Sketches from Memory Hawthorne gives an intimation of the tale which he might write and did afterward write of The Great Carbuncle.
editor of a very curious volume, entitled ``Ancient Metrical Tales, printed chiefly from original sources, 1829.
But as it is a tale which he is not acquainted with, and can only find out what it is by listening as it goes along telling itself, it is more than apt to go on and on and on till it spreads itself into a book.
And they may unfold a tale of narrow escape, of steady ill-luck, of high winds and heavy weather, of ice, of interminable calms or endless head-gales; a tale of difficulties overcome, of adversity defied by a small knot of men upon the great loneliness of the sea; a tale of resource, of courage - of helplessness, perhaps.