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TALE, comm. law. A denomination of money in China. In the computation of the ad valorem duty on goods, &c. it is computed at one dollar and forty-eight cents. Act of March 2, 1799, s. 61, 1 Sto. L. U. S. 626. Vide Foreign Coins.

TALE, Eng. law. The declaration or count was anciently so called in law pleadings. 3 Bl. Com. 293.

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All of their young lives they have been told tales of the Wyrm, how it eats young trolls and pookahs alive.
The title, Twice Told Tales is evidence of Shaw's humor, his understanding of rural life, and of people in general.
Taupin is a lyricist in the Paul Simon mode--a master of succinct imagery, unforced emotion, and elliptically told tales perfectly suited to John's liquid melodies (think "Daniel" or "Sacrifice").