chanticleer

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chanticleer

, chantecler
a name for a cock, used esp in fables

Chanticleer

cajoled by fox into singing; thus captured. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”]
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Tragedy is here surprised by comedy when Chaunticleer the proud cock tricks his way out of catastrophe, yet the tale yields morals like those of The Monk's Tale about pride and self-knowledge which, while clearly not the end of the story, are also not to be disregarded.