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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 yarn /ˈjɑrn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yarn n.
 1. Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.
 2. Rope Making One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.
 3. A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.  [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of giving an account describing incidents or a
           course of events; "his narration was hesitant" [syn: narration,
      2: a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or
         nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving [syn: thread]
      v : tell or spin a yarn

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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."