Definitions for yarnyɑrn
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narration, recital, yarn(noun)
the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
"his narration was hesitant"
a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
tell or spin a yarn
A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.
A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.
To tell a story.
spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like
one of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed
a story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn
Origin: [OE. yarn, arn, AS. gearn; akin to D. garen, G., OHG., Icel., Sw., & Dan. garn; of uncertain origin. Cf. Cord.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An essential in fabrication--either woven or narrated. Mill yarns are highly colored; those spun at sea much more so.
Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and ropemaking. Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing. Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.
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