verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for yarn
Schlacter’s installation, titled “Darn” is crafted from yarn, paper mâché sculptures, and hand-made, wall-mounted loom structures.Transformer unveils this year’s ‘Queer Threads’ exhibits|Parker Purifoy|October 22, 2020|Washington Blade
Marikar’s is a good yarn about a company that is doing well by trying to do good.
They come in two versions, a liquid silicone rubber that looks a lot like Apple’s original Sport Band and a braided version made from recycled yarn that truly sparkles.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great|Aaron Pressman|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Christopher Plummer hopes audiences will enjoy watching a “good yarn” when his new series Departure debuts on Peacock Thursday.Christopher Plummer on his new series ‘Departure’ and acting in different formats|radmarya|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Meanwhile, 40 miles south of Conover, in the town of Belmont, the Textile Technology Center at Gaston College specializes in what the industry refers to as “yarn.”
To that regard, Mulaney opens with its star spinning a longer joke-yarn based on something that had really happened to him.
Many of us strike a happy medium, leaving enough wiggle room with reality to spin a good yarn.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research|Ridley Pearson|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at least according to its creator, it's also a meta-page-turning crime yarn—a story about storytelling.‘True Detective’ Episode 5 Review: ‘The Secret Fate of All Life’ is the Best Episode Yet|Andrew Romano|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps that's why Goldfarb didn't comment any further on his yarn.
I got a bit of flak for interviewing Kelley, though the story was widely picked up: why dive into this tabloid yarn?Like Jill Kelley, Paula Broadwell Eyes Comeback After Petraeus Scandal|Howard Kurtz|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I didn't take much stock in the yarn at the time, but I'm beginning to think he had it straight.
Without embarking on another endless yarn let me note the fact that there are two schools amongst our brethren afloat.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
You can probably realize just how headquarters would take the sort of yarn we'd spin if we dashed in and told them the truth.
Before that time we always put rope-yarn between the lap of the boiler-plates to make the seams tight.
He said, 'Now you shall never make another boiler for me with rope-yarn.'
British Dictionary definitions for yarn
- to tell such a story
- to make up or relate a series of excuses
Word Origin for yarn
Idioms and Phrases with yarn
see spin a yarn.