Fabling
Fable Fa"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fabled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fabling}.] To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction; to write or utter what is not true. ``He Fables not.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Vain now the tales which fabling poets tell. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

He fables, yet speaks truth. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]


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