yarn-spinning :

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  • s  inclined to tell long and involved stories (often of incredible happenings)

  • When not yarn-spinning, salty William McFee writes a weekly column in the New York Sun on shipping, does considerable puttering around his Westport, Conn, home.
  • Opening this week, Shattered Glass depicts the downfall of yarn-spinning New Republic staff writer STEPHEN GLASS, left, who fabricated sources.
  • He also adopted a Spanish lady and married his exquisite sister to a gypsymanand all to the pleasant rhythm of horse-racing, yarn-spinning, and the distant crash of waves.

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