tall story


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Both have tall story potential, something you don't get with autograph books.
He tried to calm her with some tall story - but she was having none of it.
Now credibility may be stretched to think that this Santa drives a tractor through the sky rather than a sleigh, but, hey, this is a kiwi tall story.
I had always known there was a tiger in Holmfirth, but to anyone not familiar with the district it must have seemed like a tall story.
Episodes include: Little Boy Tall Story, If the Dunce's Cap Fits, Clitheroe's Castle, The Kid Who Framed Himself and Right Off the Target.
CHESTER Zoo has another tall story to tell after the birth of a second baby giraffe in just two months.
A new MP told a tall story in the Commons yesterday - but Tory Daniel Kawczynski has no doubt he can still take the moral high ground.
Locals still tell a tall story that they were painted white during the war to camouflage them from attack by German aircraft.
But a friend of Dr Cunningham reckons that is just a fisherman's tall story.
Missing episodes by title include: Little Boy Tall Story, If The Dunce's Cap Fits, Clitheroe's Castle, The Kid Who Framed Himself and Right Off The Target.
IT might be a tall story, but 37-year-old Phil Mickelson claims he has grown over the past few years, and that it has negatively affected his putting.
CHESTER Zoo has yet another tall story to tell, after the birth of its second baby giraffe this year.