An account of an asserted fact or circumstance; a rumour; a report, especially an idle or malicious story; a piece of gossip or slander; a lie. A rehearsal of what has occurred; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration.
The Repairer of Reputations
I. "Ne raillons pas les fous; leur folie dure plus [...]