You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, And filter and fibre your blood.
I love him with every fibre of my whole being, and yet I cannot trust him.
They are then "retted," or beaten, and the fibre is removed.
The bracing effect of the sea air was being felt in every fibre of my frame.
Was it an unexpected weakness of fibre that made it impossible?
Runciman, however, was much more in fibre than a mere schoolmaster.
Make little loop of paper, or of wire, and attach your fibre to it.
When viewed by the aid of a powerful achromatic microscope, the central part of the fibre has a singularly glittering appearance.
Ah, in him ran the fibre of the hero, no matter what might have been his mistakes!
The length of the fibre, moreover, cannot be determined with any absolute certainty from the thickness of the vein.
1530s, from French fibre (14c.), from Latin fibra "a fiber, filament," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Latin filum "thread," or from root of findere "to split." Fiberboard is from 1897; Fiberglas is 1937, U.S. registered trademark name; and fiber optics is from 1956.
fiber fi·ber (fī'bər)
A slender thread or filament.
Extracellular filamentous structures such as collagenic or elastic connective tissue fibers.
The nerve cell axon with its glial envelope.
An elongated threadlike cell, such as a muscle cell or one of the epithelial cells of the lens of the eye.
Coarse, indigestible plant matter, consisting primarily of polysaccharides such as cellulose, that when eaten stimulates intestinal peristalsis. Also called roughage.