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yarn

  

      n  
1    a continuous twisted strand of natural or synthetic fibres, used in weaving, knitting, etc.  
2    Informal   a long and often involved story or account, usually telling of incredible or fantastic events  
3    spin a yarn  
Informal  
a    to tell such a story  
b    to make up or relate a series of excuses  
      vb  
4    intr   to tell such a story or stories  
     (Old English gearn; related to Old High German garn yarn, Old Norse görn gut, Greek khorde string, gut)  


rope yarn  
      n   the natural or synthetic fibres out of which rope is made  
spun yarn  
      n     (Nautical)   small stuff made from rope yarns twisted together  
yarn-dyed  
      adj   (of fabric) dyed while still in yarn form, before being woven  
   Compare       piece-dyed  
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yarn

  

      n  
1    fibre, thread  
2      (informal)   anecdote, cock-and-bull story     (informal)   fable, story, tale, tall story  

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