as in tale
a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally Grandpa likes to tell yarns about when he was young

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as in story
a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel a ripping yarn about space travel and alien monsters

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“Yarn.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/yarn. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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