Spin a yarn - If someone spins a yarn, they tell a story, usually a long or fanciful one.
Spinning a line - When someone spins you a line, they are trying to deceive you by lying.
Spinning a yarn - When someone spins you a yarn, they are trying to deceive you by lying.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. spinnan,; akin to D. & G. spinnen, Icel. & Sw. spinna, Dan. spinde, Goth. spinnan, and probably to E. span,. √170. Cf. Span (v. t.) Spider
I canna baith spin an' rin.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
All work, even cotton-spinning, is noble; work is alone noble: be that here said and asserted once more.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
She had to finish spinning Kjersti Hoel's wool.
"Lisbeth Longfrock" by Hans Aanrud
It was a windy day, and the winds, too, had been spinning as it were around the house.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Spin, spin a thousand threads, good little wheel, mutter and hum!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Spinning came under public inspection, and the yarn was collected by officials.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
In the cavern sat an old woman spinning.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
To your spinning, I said.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Learn to spin wool and thread; a spinster can earn money in this way.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
There are, in general, two types of spinning machines.
"The Fabric of Civilization" by Anonymous
Came your touch that burned
Eyes and lips and heart;
There were no more dreams
I could spin, apart:
"I Was Still A Child" by Margaret Widdemer
Farewell, Farewell, a long farewell,
Around the room I spin,
And then a fellow with a knife
Smites me below the chin.
"The Epic Of The Hog" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Of minds that are blackened
With crime and with sinning,
That seek to ensnare.
I am tried of the spinning
Of these; — yes, so terribly
Tired of their spinning.
"Catharine Of Arragon" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
To him who plays the violin
All one it is who joins the reel,
Drops from the dance, or enters in;
So that the never-ending wheel
Cease not its mystic course to spin,
For weal or woe, for woe or weal.
"The Lonely Dancer" by Richard Le Gallienne
AN ISLAND SPINNING SONG
(An Older Girl sings if)
One came before her and said, beseeching,
"I have fortune and I have lands,
And if you'll share in the goods of my household
All my treasure's at your commands."
"Spinning Songs" by Padraic Colum
The village of Penicuik, with its neighbouring spinning mills,
Is most lovely to see, and the Pentland Hills;
And though of a barren appearance and some parts steep,
They are covered with fine pasture and sustain flocks of sheep.
"Beautiful Village of Penicuik" by William Topaz McGonagall
'Spider-Man' deftly spins substance, spectacle.
Demolishing the Banks' Anti-Consumer Spin.
INTERVIEWS Watch Lower Dens Swipe SPIN's Pig in Austin.
The spin from the FC Dallas side of things after Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Los Angeles Galaxy was understandable.
Jon Koessl (33) and Greg Fewer, right, deliver a spinning hit to Hayden Hanks during Friday\'s win over Wolf Point.
'Whip It' movie review: Ellen Page spins in circles in Barrymore's directorial debut.
American Disc Jockey Association goes beyond spinning, mixing music.
Listen to SPIN's premiere of Garbage's May 14 album Not Your Kind of People here now.
Plus read Shirley Manson's SPIN Interview.
As a Republican member of the Board of Finance I would like to clarify a lot of the spin that has been offered by some Trumbull Democrats concerning the town's annual summer concert.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics April jobs report is the latest evidence that, White House spin aside, the US employment picture across all demographic spectrums is grim and getting grimmer.
The clear main event, however, is Christian of Fuxxwiddit who will be spinning for us live, instudio.
N&O Fact Check: 'Laundry' ad puts distorted spin on McCrory's work.
"I woke up one morning, and I rose up, and I was spinning uncontrollably," said avid gardener Shelby Bearden.
Bike Trail Down East Coast Takes a Spin Along the Mall.
In principle any function of the spin conﬁguration may be written as a sum of 2-spin, 3-spin, and higher interaction terms and used as an energy function.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
We ﬁnd that the spin susceptibility is nonuniversal, and the ground state spin-spin correlation is short-ranged, for any randomness and interchain coupling strength.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
FIG. 6: (a) The susceptibility per spin as a function of temperature, (b) the spin-spin correlation along the chain, for α = 0.6 and Λ = 1 with varying system sizes.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
These domain walls each carry spin: The magnitude of the spin on a wall is given by the number of unpaired spin-1/2’s due to the difference of σ across the wall.
Permutation-Symmetric Multicritical Points in Random Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains
Among the universal properties of the random singlet phase are the uniform spin susceptibility: χ ∼ 1/T log2 T , and the disorder averaged spin-spin correlation function: hSi · Sj i ∼ (−1)i−j /(i − j )2 .
Random Antiferromagnetic Spin-1/2 Chains with Competing Interactions