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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conte  \Conte\,  n.;  pl  {Contes}.  [F.] 
  A  short  narrative  or  tale,  esp.  one  dealing  with  surprising 
  or  marvelous  events. 
 
  The  conte  (sic)  is  a  tale  something  more  than  a  sketch, 
  it  may  be  and  something  less  than  a  short  story.  .  .  . 
  The  ``Canterbury  Tales''  are  contes,  most  of  them  if 
  not  all  and  so  are  some  of  the  ``Tales  of  a  Wayside 
  Inn.''  --Brander 
  Matthews. 




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