Rope-yarn



noun
1.
See under yarn (def 3).
noun
1.
thread made of natural or synthetic fibers and used for knitting and weaving.
2.
a continuous strand or thread made from glass, metal, plastic, etc.
3.
the thread, in the form of a loosely twisted aggregate of fibers, as of hemp, of which rope is made (rope yarn)
4.
a tale, especially a long story of adventure or incredible happenings:
He spun a yarn that outdid any I had ever heard.
verb (used without object)
5.
Informal. to spin a yarn; tell stories.
noun
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

to tell such a story
to make up or relate a series of excuses

verb
4.
(intransitive) to tell such a story or stories
noun
1.
the natural or synthetic fibres out of which rope is made

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

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