I was afraid to tell my story directly, wanted to couch it in a fanciful (and imitative) yarn of sex and intrigue.
So we learned about it when Republicans raised it, and it became the latest ball of yarn for the news media.
In other words, he took substantial liberties with the facts to improve the yarn.
Perhaps that's why Goldfarb didn't comment any further on his yarn.
Colin started his yarn, but was only fairly launched into it when they arrived at the wharf.
I can swaller a thirteenth of the yarn, if you can worry down the rest.'
Place the yarn in a hydro-extractor for five to seven minutes.
"The yarn is not spun yet, sir," put in the young man who was with them.
“There it is,” said Philippina, and threw a ball of yarn on the table.
The night bombarder has been telling me this yarn in serial form.
Old English gearn "spun fiber," from Proto-Germanic *garnan (cf. Old Norse, Old High German, German garn, Middle Dutch gaern, Dutch garen "yarn"), from PIE root *ghere- "intestine, gut, entrail" (cf. Old Norse gorn "gut," Sanskrit hira "vein; entrails," Latin hernia "rupture," Greek khorde "intestine, gut-string," Lithuanian zarna "gut"). The phrase to spin a yarn "to tell a story" is first attested 1812, from a sailors' expression, on notion of telling stories while engaged in sedentary work such as yarn-twisting.