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231. Exaggeration

  1. Bunyon, Paul legendary giant, hero of tall tales of the logging camps. [Am. Folklore: The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyon ]
  2. Jenkins ear trivial cause of a great quarrel. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 336]
  3. Münchhausen, Baron von (17201797) soldier, adventurer, and teller of tall tales. [Ger. Hist.: EB, VII: 99]
  4. Madison Avenue New York street; home of advertising companies. [Am. Culture: Misc.]

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