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NOUN   a tall tale | tall tales
ýkjusaga {kv}tall tale
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Translation for 'tall tale' from English to Icelandic

tall tale
ýkjusaga {kv}
Usage Examples English
  • The skvader originates from a tall tale hunting story told by a man named Håkan Dahlmark during a dinner at a restaurant in Sundsvall in the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Opposition TDs wondered why he did not tell this to the banking inquiry and Kenny was accused of "telling a tall tale".
  • Folklorists see the jackalope as one of a group of tall tale animals, known as fearsome critters, common to North American culture since the turn of the twentieth century.
  • In 1998, children's author, Steven Kellogg, wrote a book entitled "Mike Fink: A Tall Tale."
  • The novel, written in a style based on late 18th century English attempts to entertain and divert his extended family (partly for amusement, and partly to keep his coveted status as a guest in the house) by telling a tall tale version of Mason and Dixon's biographies (claiming to have accompanied Mason and Dixon throughout their journeys).
  • Johnny Kaw is a fictional Kansas settler created in a series of tall tale publications started in 1955 — one of his fictional feats was to have dug the Kansas River Valley.
  • The city of Fosston is reputed to be the adopted hometown of Cordwood Pete, a tall tale character said to be the younger brother of famed lumberjack Paul Bunyan, Peder.
  • A tall tale concerning Benjamin Driscoll, who Johnny Appleseed-like, is an emigrant who is threatened to be returned to Earth because he has difficulty breathing due to the thin Martian atmosphere.
  • The series saw a return to Howard's use of humor and (unreliable) first-person narration, with the combination of a traditional tall tale and slapstick comedy.
  • " Legends of Paul Bunyan" (1947) was the first book published by the prolific tall tale writer Harold Felton.
  • Developed in collaboration with Disney and primarily themed after "Pirates of the Caribbean", multiple references to the characters and locales from the Monkey Island franchise can be found in journals by Kate Capsize scattered around the wreckage of The Headless Monkey during the update's first Tall Tale, accompanied by an original arrangement of the Monkey Island theme.
  • The tall tale has become a fundamental element of American folk literature.
  • The basic claim (or tall tale) is that the waters of lakes and rivers in the area are so cold that they evolved a thick coat of fur to maintain their body heat.
  • "The Unparalleled Invasion" describes germ warfare against China; "Goliath" is about an irresistible energy weapon; "The Shadow and the Flash" is a tale about two brothers who take different routes to achieving invisibility; "A Relic of the Pliocene" is a tall tale about an encounter of a modern-day man with a mammoth.
  • Modern tall tales also make use of hyperbole to exaggerate the feats and characteristics of their protagonists.
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Contains translations by TU Chemnitz and Mr Honey's Business Dictionary (German-English only).
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