tale (n.)
false rumour, story, tittle-tattle
MND III.ii.133[Helena to Lysander, of his vows] both as light as tales
TNK III.iii.38.1[Arcite to Palamon] Else there be tales abroad
TS II.i.215[Katherina to Petruchio, of a sting in the tongue] Yours, if you talk of tales [also: tails] [Q: tails]
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