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 for Story
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Story \Sto"ry\, n.; pl. Stories. [OF. estor['e], estor['e]e,
     built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store.
     See Store, v. t.]
     A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the
     space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a
     building's exterior considered architecturally, which need
     not correspond exactly with the stories within. [Written also
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     Note: A story comprehends the distance from one floor to
           another; as, a story of nine or ten feet elevation. The
           spaces between floors are numbered in order, from below
           upward; as, the lower, second, or third story; a house
           of one story, of two stories, of five stories.
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     Story post (Arch.), a vertical post used to support a floor
        or superincumbent wall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Story \Sto"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Storied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a
     story; to narrate or describe in story.
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           How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter,
           rather than story him in his own hearing. --Shak.
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           It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it
           was seventy cubits high.                 --Bp. Wilkins.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Story \Sto"ry\, n. [OE. storie, OF. estoire, F. histoire, fr. L.
     historia. See History.]
     1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a
        description of past events; a history; a statement; a
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              One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story.
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              Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive
              story.                                --Ed. Rev.
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              The four great monarchies make the subject of
              ancient story.                        --Sir W.
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     2. The relation of an incident or minor event; a short
        narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less
        elaborate than a novel; a short romance. --Addison.
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     3. A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to
        tell a story. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a message that tells the particulars of an act or
           occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or
           drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his
           narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain
           adults as well as children" [syn: narrative, narration,
           story, tale]
      2: a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events;
         "he writes stories for the magazines"
      3: a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single
         position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office
         on?" [syn: floor, level, storey, story]
      4: a record or narrative description of past events; "a history
         of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to
         kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead" [syn:
         history, account, chronicle, story]
      5: a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the
         story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech
         that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
         [syn: report, news report, story, account, write
      6: a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how
         can I stop my child from telling stories?" [syn: fib,
         story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  252 Moby Thesaurus words for "story":
     Clio, Muse of history, account, action, adventures, alibi,
     allegation, allegory, anagnorisis, anecdotage, anecdote, angle,
     annals, architectonics, architecture, argument, article, assertion,
     atmosphere, autobiography, back-fence gossip, background, band,
     beat, bed, bedding, belly laugh, belt, biographical sketch,
     biography, blague, blue story, book, budget of news, case history,
     catastrophe, characterization, chitchat, chronicle, chronicles,
     chronology, clerestory, cock-and-bull story, color, complication,
     confabulation, confessions, contention, continuity, contrivance,
     copy, couche, course, curriculum vitae, deck, denouement,
     description, design, detective story, development, device, diary,
     dirty joke, dirty story, dispatch, double entendre, entresol, epic,
     episode, epos, ethnic joke, exaggeration, exclusive, excuse,
     experiences, fable, fabliau, fabrication, facts, fairy, fairy tale,
     falling action, falsehood, falsity, farfetched story, farrago,
     feature, fib, fiction, first floor, fish story, flam, flat,
     flimflam, floor, folktale, fortunes, fun, funny story, gag,
     gallery, gest, ghost story, gimmick, good one, good story, gossip,
     gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, ground floor,
     groundless rumor, hagiography, hagiology, half-truth,
     historiography, history, howler, idle talk, incident, information,
     item, jape, jest, jestbook, joke, journal, laugh, layer, ledge,
     legal fiction, legend, level, lie, life, life and letters,
     life story, line, little white lie, local color, martyrology,
     measures, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia, memorial, memorials,
     mendacity, mezzanine, mezzanine floor, mood, motif, movement,
     mystery, myth, mythos, narration, narrative, necrology, news,
     news item, newsmongering, obituary, overlayer, overstory, panic,
     parable, peripeteia, photobiography, piece, piece of gossip,
     pious fiction, plan, play, plot, point, prevarication, profile,
     recital, recognition, record, recounting, release, report,
     representation, resume, rez-de-chaussee, rib tickler, riot,
     rising action, romance, saga, scenario, scheme, scoop, scream,
     seam, secondary plot, shelf, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag,
     slant, slight stretching, sport, spot news, stage, statement, step,
     stratum, street floor, structure, subject, subplot, substratum,
     summary, superstratum, switch, tale, talebearing, taletelling,
     talk, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, tattle, testimony,
     thematic development, theme, theory of history, thickness,
     thriller, tidings, tier, tittle-tattle, tone, topic, topsoil,
     trumped-up story, twist, underlayer, understory, understratum,
     untruth, version, visual joke, wheeze, white lie, whodunit, wow,
     yarn, zone

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  STORY, n.  A narrative, commonly untrue.  The truth of the stories
  here following has, however, not been successfully impeached.
      One evening Mr. Rudolph Block, of New York, found himself seated
  at dinner alongside Mr. Percival Pollard, the distinguished critic.
      "Mr. Pollard," said he, "my book, _The Biography of a Dead Cow_,
  is published anonymously, but you can hardly be ignorant of its
  authorship.  Yet in reviewing it you speak of it as the work of the
  Idiot of the Century.  Do you think that fair criticism?"
      "I am very sorry, sir," replied the critic, amiably, "but it did
  not occur to me that you really might not wish the public to know who
  wrote it."
      Mr. W.C. Morrow, who used to live in San Jose, California, was
  addicted to writing ghost stories which made the reader feel as if a
  stream of lizards, fresh from the ice, were streaking it up his back
  and hiding in his hair.  San Jose was at that time believed to be
  haunted by the visible spirit of a noted bandit named Vasquez, who had
  been hanged there.  The town was not very well lighted, and it is
  putting it mildly to say that San Jose was reluctant to be out o'
  nights.  One particularly dark night two gentlemen were abroad in the
  loneliest spot within the city limits, talking loudly to keep up their
  courage, when they came upon Mr. J.J. Owen, a well-known journalist.
      "Why, Owen," said one, "what brings you here on such a night as
  this?  You told me that this is one of Vasquez' favorite haunts!  And
  you are a believer.  Aren't you afraid to be out?"
      "My dear fellow," the journalist replied with a drear autumnal
  cadence in his speech, like the moan of a leaf-laden wind, "I am
  afraid to be in.  I have one of Will Morrow's stories in my pocket and
  I don't dare to go where there is light enough to read it."
      Rear-Admiral Schley and Representative Charles F. Joy were
  standing near the Peace Monument, in Washington, discussing the
  question, Is success a failure?  Mr. Joy suddenly broke off in the
  middle of an eloquent sentence, exclaiming:  "Hello!  I've heard that
  band before.  Santlemann's, I think."
      "I don't hear any band," said Schley.
      "Come to think, I don't either," said Joy; "but I see General
  Miles coming down the avenue, and that pageant always affects me in
  the same way as a brass band.  One has to scrutinize one's impressions
  pretty closely, or one will mistake their origin."
      While the Admiral was digesting this hasty meal of philosophy
  General Miles passed in review, a spectacle of impressive dignity. 
  When the tail of the seeming procession had passed and the two
  observers had recovered from the transient blindness caused by its
  effulgence --
      "He seems to be enjoying himself," said the Admiral.
      "There is nothing," assented Joy, thoughtfully, "that he enjoys
  one-half so well."
      The illustrious statesman, Champ Clark, once lived about a mile
  from the village of Jebigue, in Missouri.  One day he rode into town
  on a favorite mule, and, hitching the beast on the sunny side of a
  street, in front of a saloon, he went inside in his character of
  teetotaler, to apprise the barkeeper that wine is a mocker.  It was a
  dreadfully hot day.  Pretty soon a neighbor came in and seeing Clark,
      "Champ, it is not right to leave that mule out there in the sun. 
  He'll roast, sure! -- he was smoking as I passed him."
      "O, he's all right," said Clark, lightly; "he's an inveterate
      The neighbor took a lemonade, but shook his head and repeated that
  it was not right.
      He was a conspirator.  There had been a fire the night before:  a
  stable just around the corner had burned and a number of horses had
  put on their immortality, among them a young colt, which was roasted
  to a rich nut-brown.  Some of the boys had turned Mr. Clark's mule
  loose and substituted the mortal part of the colt.  Presently another
  man entered the saloon.
      "For mercy's sake!" he said, taking it with sugar, "do remove that
  mule, barkeeper:  it smells."
      "Yes," interposed Clark, "that animal has the best nose in
  Missouri.  But if he doesn't mind, you shouldn't."
      In the course of human events Mr. Clark went out, and there,
  apparently, lay the incinerated and shrunken remains of his charger.
  The boys did not have any fun out of Mr. Clarke, who looked at the
  body and, with the non-committal expression to which he owes so much
  of his political preferment, went away.  But walking home late that
  night he saw his mule standing silent and solemn by the wayside in the
  misty moonlight.  Mentioning the name of Helen Blazes with uncommon
  emphasis, Mr. Clark took the back track as hard as ever he could hook
  it, and passed the night in town.
      General H.H. Wotherspoon, president of the Army War College, has a
  pet rib-nosed baboon, an animal of uncommon intelligence but
  imperfectly beautiful.  Returning to his apartment one evening, the
  General was surprised and pained to find Adam (for so the creature is
  named, the general being a Darwinian) sitting up for him and wearing
  his master's best uniform coat, epaulettes and all.
      "You confounded remote ancestor!" thundered the great strategist,
  "what do you mean by being out of bed after naps? -- and with my coat
      Adam rose and with a reproachful look got down on all fours in the
  manner of his kind and, scuffling across the room to a table, returned
  with a visiting-card:  General Barry had called and, judging by an
  empty champagne bottle and several cigar-stumps, had been hospitably
  entertained while waiting.  The general apologized to his faithful
  progenitor and retired.  The next day he met General Barry, who said:
      "Spoon, old man, when leaving you last evening I forgot to ask you
  about those excellent cigars.  Where did you get them?"
      General Wotherspoon did not deign to reply, but walked away.
      "Pardon me, please," said Barry, moving after him; "I was joking
  of course.  Why, I knew it was not you before I had been in the room
  fifteen minutes."

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Story -- U.S. County in Iowa
     Population (2000):    79981
     Housing Units (2000): 30630
     Land area (2000):     572.860085 sq. miles (1483.700745 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.837251 sq. miles (2.168471 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    573.697336 sq. miles (1485.869216 sq. km)
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             42.024190 N, 93.528718 W
      Story, IA
      Story County
      Story County, IA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Story, WY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming
     Population (2000):    887
     Housing Units (2000): 667
     Land area (2000):     13.735136 sq. miles (35.573837 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.004788 sq. miles (0.012400 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    13.739924 sq. miles (35.586237 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            73615
     Located within:       Wyoming (WY), FIPS 56
     Location:             44.576978 N, 106.908109 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     82842
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Story, WY

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