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 say, Dirk, what do you s'pose all that yarn means about to-morrow night?
Place the yarn in a hydro-extractor for five to seven minutes.
I'd told him the heft of the yarn on the way from the church, and he was interested.
“There it is,” said Philippina, and threw a ball of yarn on the table.
As I said, I've never told that yarn to anybody afore and I never meant to tell it.
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.
Found only in 1 Kings 10:28, 2 Chr. 1:16. The Heb. word mikveh, i.e., "a stringing together," so rendered, rather signifies a host, or company, or a string of horses. The Authorized Version has: "And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price;" but the Revised Version correctly renders: "And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price."