Citations:cock-and-bull story

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English citations of cock-and-bull story

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  • 1608, John Day, Law-Trickes.
    That boy is worth his waight in pearle. / Didſt marke what a tale of a Cock and a Bull he / tolde my father whilſt I made thee and the reſt / away by a bill of Conueyance at his back ?
  • 1767, Laurence Stern, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Vol. IX, Chap. XXXIII.
    L––d! said my mother, what is this story all about?—
    A COCK and a BULL, said Yorick—And one of the best of its kind, I ever heard.