|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.||informal spin a yarn|
|a. to tell such a story|
|b. to make up or relate a series of excuses|
|4.||(intr) to tell such a story or stories|
|[Old English gearn; related to Old High German garn yarn, Old Norse görn gut, Greek khordē string, gut]|
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."
see spin a yarn.