Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • He has written a visceral chronicle of the murderous modern era and animated it with a zest for yarn-spinning that derives from the oral traditions of the Middle Ages, if not the ancient Greeks.

    Going to Sea Once More

  • But in this case, the visual effects are even more seamlessly integrated into the story, never overwhelming its delicate balance of existential dread and old-fashioned yarn-spinning.

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  • There is no doubting that this is classic King at his yarn-spinning best.

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  • All the same, it's hard not to warm tothe fluency and copiousness of Mitchell's yarn-spinning.

    Shelfari:

  • There is no doubting that this is classic King at his yarn-spinning best.

    Blaze by Richard Bachman - classic horror

  • Encouraged by his yarn-spinning, innately theatrical mother, he had been fascinated from early childhood by performers of all types—preachers, politicians, actors, singers, Jim Crow dancers, blackface minstrels, low and high comedians.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • All the same, it's hard not to warm tothe fluency and copiousness of Mitchell's yarn-spinning.

    Old Media Monday: Reviewing the Reviewers

  • All the same, it's hard not to warm tothe fluency and copiousness of Mitchell's yarn-spinning.

    Shelfari

  • AfterTai and Rosita married, they bought some yarn-spinning machines that Rosita realised would give them far more creative potential with colour and pattern.

    Missoni: a family always in fashion

  • Encouraged by his yarn-spinning, innately theatrical mother, he had been fascinated from early childhood by performers of all types—preachers, politicians, actors, singers, Jim Crow dancers, blackface minstrels, low and high comedians.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

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