One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘you need to use a fine yarn’
thread, cotton, wool, fibre, filament, strand
cord, twine, string, line
2‘he told a rather tedious yarn about two Italian peasants’
story, tale, anecdote, fable, parable, traveller's tale, fairy story, rigmarole, saga, sketch, narrative, reminiscence, account, report, history
informal tall tale, tall story, cock and bull story, shaggy-dog story, spiel
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