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  • n  the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
  • n  a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
  • v  tell or spin a yarn

  • Synthetic yarns have a variety of commercial uses, including in water filtration, as carpet backing and for automotive fan belts.
  • As the fall selling season opened this week, the biggest news among retailers is s-t-r-e-t-c-h yarn, a yarn about as elastic as rubber.
  • Patrick spins highly abrasion-resistant yarn for military applications, moisture-absorption and -retention yarn for fiber-optic cables and antimicrobial yarn for water filtration.
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  • Yarn Bombing on Main Street
    Westport’s Main Street has a new look. It’s known as yarn bombing, a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
    June 12, 2013 - WestportNow
    LEOMINSTER - Beautifully-colored yarn doesn’t just come from the craft store. Learn to dye yarn from 3 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Start with white yarn and dye it lots of bright colors using some ice cubes, the sun, and…. yes ~ Kool Aid! read more
    June 12, 2013 - Leominster Champion
  • Application Development on Apache YARN Simplifies with Release of Weave
    Developers love the latest and greatest development tooling. And next up it’s Kafka, a real-time framework for managing data streams or YARN (or Yet Another Resource Manager) aka MapReduce 2.0, the next generation processing framework for Apache Hadoop. Continuuity, the … Continue reading ?
    June 11, 2013 - SiliconANGLE

  • Richie McCaw in SkySports
    You are alongside people you wouldn't normally have a chance to play with,said McCaw. "Normally we don't see each other after games, we have to just move on, so being able to sit and have a beer and a yarn without worrying about the...
  • Ryan Hoffman in The Canberra Times
    Asked about the Warriors' complaints, Hoffman said: "I could see a lot of hands in the air - and Steve Price has got a great relationship with the refs, he was always having a yarn to them."
  • Rosie Boycott in Telegraph.co.uk
    Rosie Boycott, chair of the judges, said: "The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is a dramatic, page-turning detective yarn of a real-life murder that inspired the birth of modern detective fiction. Kate Summerscale has brilliantly merged scrupulous archival...

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