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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tales  \Ta"les\,  n.  [L.,  pl  of  talis  such  (persons).]  (Law) 
  a  pl  Persons  added  to  a  jury,  commonly  from  those  in  or 
  about  the  courthouse,  to  make  up  any  deficiency  in  the 
  number  of  jurors  regularly  summoned,  being  like  or  such 
  as  the  latter.  --Blount.  Blackstone. 
  b  syntactically  sing.  The  writ  by  which  such  persons  are 
  {Tales  book},  a  book  containing  the  names  of  such  as  are 
  admitted  of  the  tales.  --Blount.  --Craig. 
  {Tales  de  circumstantibus}  [L.],  such  or  the  like  from 
  those  standing  about 

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