Canterbury tale
Canterbury Can"ter*bur*y (k[a^]n"t[~e]r*b[e^]r*r[y^]), prop. n. 1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas [`a] Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made. [1913 Webster]

2. A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Canterbury ball} (Bot.), a species of {Campanula} of several varieties, cultivated for its handsome bell-shaped flowers.

{Canterbury gallop}, a gentle gallop such as was used by pilgrims riding to Canterbury; a canter.

{Canterbury tale}, one of the tales which Chaucer puts into the mouths of certain pilgrims to Canterbury. Hence, any tale told by travelers to pass away the time. [1913 Webster]


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  • canterbury tale — noun or canterbury story Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: from The Canterbury Tales, literary work by Geoffrey Chaucer died 1400 English poet, consisting mostly of narrative poems which he puts into the mouths of persons on a pilgrimage to …   Useful english dictionary

  • A Canterbury Tale — Infobox Film name = A Canterbury Tale image size = 225px caption = U.S. theatrical poster (fy|1949) director = Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger producer = Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger writer = Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger narrator = UK …   Wikipedia

  • A Canterbury Tale — Données clés Titre original A Canterbury Tale Réalisation Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger Scénario Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger Acteurs principaux Eric Portman Sheila Sim …   Wikipédia en Français

  • A Canterbury Tale — Título A Canterbury Tale Ficha técnica Dirección Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger Ayudante de dirección George R. Busby George Aldersley John Arnold …   Wikipedia Español

  • Canterbury — Can ter*bur*y (k[a^]n t[ e]r*b[e^]r*r[y^]), prop. n. 1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas [ a] Becket, to which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canterbury ball — Canterbury Can ter*bur*y (k[a^]n t[ e]r*b[e^]r*r[y^]), prop. n. 1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas [ a] Becket, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canterbury gallop — Canterbury Can ter*bur*y (k[a^]n t[ e]r*b[e^]r*r[y^]), prop. n. 1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas [ a] Becket, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canterbury Tales (Begriffsklärung) — Canterbury Tales steht für Canterbury Tales, Geschichtensammlung von Geoffrey Chaucer, 14. Jh. davon abgeleitet The Canterbury Tales. A Comedy, 1903 Stück von Percy MacKaye A Canterbury Tale, 1944 britischer Film Canterbury Tales Musical, 1968… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canterbury-Erzählungen — The Canterbury Tales sind Erzählungen aus dem 14. Jahrhundert, die von Geoffrey Chaucer etwa ab 1387 geschrieben wurden. Zwei von ihnen sind in Prosa, die übrigen in Versen verfasst. Canterbury Tales, Holzschnitt von 1484 Die Erzählungen, von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canterbury Tales — The Canterbury Tales sind Erzählungen aus dem 14. Jahrhundert, die von Geoffrey Chaucer etwa ab 1387 geschrieben wurden. Zwei von ihnen sind in Prosa, die übrigen in Versen verfasst. Canterbury Tales, Holzschnitt von 1484 Die Erzählungen, von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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