It is a fable about an elderly woman, “Grandy,” who has suffered an unnamed loss.
Or let the ultimate tortois-and-hare campaign end just like the fable.
The fable tells us that if policymakers foster competition and cut taxes, the rest will pretty much work itself out.
This fable is also given by Higden, who copies it from Macrobius.
Pearce did not, though he possibly had not read the fable of the lion and the mouse.
The fable teaches that one who has anything should be content with it, and avoid covetousness, lest he lose what he has.
They are bold before the fable, they are timid before the fact.
The scene in the house of the Archdeacon of Bangor is too exquisite for any one to desire it to be proved a fable.
In business, Joe—it's Esau's fable of the lion and the mouse every time!
Phdrus, living nearly nineteen hundred years ago, had a fable in his collection to illustrate this.
c.1300, "falsehood, lie, pretense," from Old French fable (12c.) "story, fable, tale; fiction, lie, falsehood," from Latin fabula "story, play, fable, narrative, account, tale," literally "that which is told," related to fari "speak, tell," from PIE root *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)). Sense of "animal story" (early 14c.) comes from Aesop. In modern folklore terms, defined as "a short, comic tale making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways." Most trace to Greece or India.