a story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.
to tell a story or stories.
in this small economy, a dye manufacturer supplies a yarn maker. the yarn maker sells some yarn to everyday consumers, and some to a weaver. the weaver uses the yarn to make cloth, which is sold to a furniture maker. finally, the furniture maker uses the cloth in producing sofas, which are then sold to consumers. bls.gov
i have a very strong memory of this babysitter – her name was “star” – who used to come over and watch us when our parents were away. i don’t know if it was her cool name, the fact that she wore yarn necklaces, or the idea that could “read” our palms, but star was – by far – our most favorite babysitter of all time. with a few great babysitting games under your hat – some outdoor, some indoor – and maybe a yarn necklace or two, you, too, can be the “star” of your little brood. ... everydayhealth.com
the cellulose in cotton is arranged as interlocking, coiled strands of fibres. these can be spun into threads called yarn. yarn is produced on an industrial scale and woven on looms to make textiles. cotton textiles are hardwearing, “breathable”, and take dyes well. they range from light gauzy fabrics to tough denims. factmonster.com
28 and solomon had horses brought out of egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. 29 and a chariot came up and went out of egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the hittites, and for the kings of syria, did they bring them out by their means. infoplease.com
starting now: a blossom street novel db76524 11 hours 42 minutes by debbie macomber read by jennifer hubbard attorney libby morgan, a divorced workaholic, is shocked when she is laid off. unable to find work, libby starts knitting at a good yarn on blossom street and volunteering at the hospital, where she falls in love with a doctor. but then a job offer turns up. 2013. loc.gov
during some of these bouts my wife sometimes sits at the corner of our couch most of the day and knits a rectangular piece. when she runs out of yarn, she tears it down and starts all over again. i once asked her, "why don't you knit something useful?" she replied, "i don't want to." medicinenet.com
from "the andromeda strain" to "the passage trilogy" to "the last ship", who doesn't love a yarn about a virus-triggered apocalypse? but could a novel pathogen really wipe out a large part of humanity? medpage today's michael smith is seeking answers, and this week he will share what he has found. medpagetoday.com