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an entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence

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short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

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If the chevalier did allow himself this bit of shrewd practice,--which, by the bye, would have won him the regard of the Chevalier de Gramont, a smile from the Baron de Foeneste, a shake of the hand from the Marquis de Moncade,--was he any the less that amiable guest, that witty talker, that imperturbable card-player, that famous teller of anecdotes, in whom all Alencon took delight?
said Stepan Arkadyevitch, and he told an anecdote about her which set them all laughing.
Let nobody laugh at the unique anecdote here related.
He was about to favour us with a little anecdote connected with it, when you entered.
Lots of anecdote,' said the green-coated stranger of the day before, advancing to Mr.
It was an anecdote, then current, to the effect that the Duc d'Enghien had gone secretly to Paris to visit Mademoiselle George; that at her house he came upon Bonaparte, who also enjoyed the famous actress' favors, and that in his presence Napoleon happened to fall into one of the fainting fits to which he was subject, and was thus at the duc's mercy.
From the first the mere anecdote, the mere statement I might say, that such a thing had happened on the high seas, appeared to me a sufficient subject for meditation.
On our little walk along the quays, he made himself the most interesting companion, telling me about the different ships that we passed by, their rig, tonnage, and nationality, explaining the work that was going forward--how one was discharging, another taking in cargo, and a third making ready for sea--and every now and then telling me some little anecdote of ships or seamen or repeating a nautical phrase till I had learned it perfectly.
And while he called the book "mostly correct," Musk took issue with some of the anecdotes in it, particularly its depiction of how he parted ways with his long-time assistant Mary Beth Brown.
In this book, author Brian McNair presents readers with a translation of The Book of Songs by Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani, a tenth century author who collected anecdotes from Baghdad, Damascus, Medina, and Mecca.
The Anecdotes of the 20th Century performance, consisting of humorous stories, poems, anecdotes and tales of actors with the participation of Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Chernyak, will be demonstrated to the audience.
As many as 350 anecdotes have been attributed to the Hodja, as he most often is called.
COMEDIAN Jason Cook is calling on people's funny anecdotes for his new radio show.
I've been here five years, she's been here five minutes, but that didn't stop her from reeling off a list of tedious anecdotes about crazy taxi drivers, red tape and estate agents.
After his apple-ripping stunt brought the house down during the previous series, Mortimer steals the show again tonight with two lengthy anecdotes from his childhood that are guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes.