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  • In short, based on all I have read, your husband was simply a good yarn-spinner who read some VN books to get sketch information, but if he were alive today he could go to prison and be heavily-fined for violations of the Stolen Valor Law enacted in

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Their best hope is Mike Huckabee, the “Keane-eyed” Arkansas yarn-spinner who while holding a crowd rapt, cannot help but make you shudder about that worrisome flash behind those big, vortex-like eyes of his.

    Here in Denver At Last

  • I read that JAWS 'infamous shark - hunter and yarn-spinner Quint was based on Montauk's notorious "monster" fisherman Frank Mundus.

    Tom Gregory: Frank Mundus -- The Old Man and the Sea (VIDEO)

  • I was amused at some of the stories he told, Steve had a story for just about every situation, and he had written so many he was a great yarn-spinner.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • In 1943, it was sold at Sotheby's in London to Frederick Arthur (Mike) Mitchell-Hedges, a well-to-do English deep-sea fisherman, explorer, and yarn-spinner extraordinaire.

    Legend of the Crystal Skulls

  • That storyteller might be a real yarn-spinner, or he might be a dry, dusty historian type.

    Techno-law; Scientific press releases

  • These stories, from sources as well-known as The Saturday Evening Post and as forgotten as Mystery Book Magazine, show that Rogers, like Brand, was a first-class yarn-spinner.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Twain the yarn-spinner is courteous enough to wink from time to time.

    Twain's American Journey

  • From these stages he rose to be a graduate of the "college" of the yarn-spinner -- the village store, where he became clerk.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • Tim Price was the hunter, boatman, fisherman, yarn-spinner, and character of his region, and Colonel Bangem's faithful ally in all his sports: the latter had therefore sent him to meet his friends on their arrival at Charleston, and he at once proceeded to take command of the whole party as a matter of course.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

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