FAIRY STORIES


FAIRY STORIES

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • On Fairy-Stories — is an essay by J. R. R. Tolkien which discusses the fairy story as a literary form. It was initially written for presentation by Tolkien as the Andrew Lang lecture at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in 1939. It first appeared in print,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fairy fort — Fairy forts (also known as raths from the Irish referring to an earthen mound) are the remains of lios (ringforts), hillforts or other circular dwellings in Ireland. [ [http://www.romanceeverafter.com/Fairy%20Forts,%20Music%20… …   Wikipedia

  • fairy — (n.) c.1300, fairie, enchantment, magic, from O.Fr. faerie land of fairies, meeting of fairies, enchantment, magic, from fae fay, from L. fata (pl.) the Fates, from PIE *bha to speak (see FAME (Cf. fame)). As a supernatural creature from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • fairy story — fairy tale UK / US or fairy story UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fairy tale : singular fairy tale plural fairy tales Word forms fairy story : singular fairy story plural fairy stories * 1) a traditional children s story in which magic things …   English dictionary

  • fairy tale — UK / US or fairy story UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fairy tale : singular fairy tale plural fairy tales Word forms fairy story : singular fairy story plural fairy stories * 1) a traditional children s story in which magic things happen 2)… …   English dictionary

  • fairy story — fairy stories N COUNT A fairy story is the same as a fairy tale …   English dictionary

  • fairy godmother — ► NOUN ▪ a female character in fairy stories who brings unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine …   English terms dictionary

  • Fairy tale — For a comparison of fairy tale with other kinds of stories, such as myths, legends and fables, see Traditional stories. For other uses, see Fairy tale (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Fairy Tail …   Wikipedia

  • Fairy — Infobox Paranormalcreatures Creature Name = Fairy Image Caption = Take the Fair Face of Woman… by Sophie Anderson Grouping = Mythological creature Born = 105BC Died = NA Possibilities = AKA = Fay Fae Faerie Wee Folk Good Folk Fair Folk Country =… …   Wikipedia

  • fairy tale — 1. a story, usually for children, about elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies, or other magical creatures. 2. an incredible or misleading statement, account, or belief: His story of being a millionaire is just a fairy tale. Also called fairy story …   Universalium


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