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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fib  \Fib\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  fable;  cf  Prov.  E.  fibble-fabble 
  nonsense.] 
  A  falsehood;  a  lie;  --  used  euphemistically. 
 
  They  are  very  serious;  they  don't  tell  fibs.  --H. 
  James. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fib  \Fib\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fibbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fibbing}.] 
  To  speak  falsely.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fib  \Fib\,  v.  t. 
  To  tell  a  fib  to  [R.]  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fib 
  n  :  a  trivial  lie;  "he  told  a  fib  about  eating  his  spinach"; 
  "how  can  I  stop  my  child  from  telling  stories?"  [syn:  {story}, 
  {tale},  {tarradiddle},  {taradiddle}] 
  v  :  tell  a  relatively  insignificant  lie;  "Fibbing  is  not 
  acceptable,  even  if  you  don't  call  it  lying" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FIB,  n.  A  lie  that  has  not  cut  its  teeth.  An  habitual  liar's  nearest 
  approach  to  truth:  the  perigee  of  his  eccentric  orbit. 
 
  When  David  said:  "All  men  are  liars,"  Dave, 
  Himself  a  liar,  fibbed  like  any  thief. 
  Perhaps  he  thought  to  weaken  disbelief 
  By  proof  that  even  himself  was  not  a  slave 
  To  Truth;  though  I  suspect  the  aged  knave 
  Had  been  of  all  her  servitors  the  chief 
  Had  he  but  known  a  fig's  reluctant  leaf 
  Is  more  than  e'er  she  wore  on  land  or  wave. 
  No  David  served  not  Naked  Truth  when  he 
  Struck  that  sledge-hammer  blow  at  all  his  race; 
  Nor  did  he  hit  the  nail  upon  the  head: 
  For  reason  shows  that  it  could  never  be 
  And  the  facts  contradict  him  to  his  face. 
  Men  are  not  liars  all  for  some  are  dead. 
  Bartle  Quinker 
 
 




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