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fibber

n. a liar. Harry can be a fibber sometimes. You got to watch him.

Fibber McGee's closet

A mess. The Fibber McGee and Molly radio show chronicled the title characters' lives through the Depression and beyond (the show ran from 1935 to 1959). The gentle family-friendly humor came from Fibber McGee's hatching far-fetched get-rich schemes that never materialized, not to the surprise of his long-suffering but supportive wife Molly. The McGees's house was noted for its overstuffed closet. Audiences eagerly awaited someone, usually Fibber himself, to open its door, whereupon the sound of a landslide of glassware and other breakables filled the airwaves. The noise went on for what seemed an eternity, followed by a brief moment of silence, and then the sound of one final item (portrayed by one chime of a hand bell) and McGee's resolution to straighten the closet “one of these days.” “Fibber McGee's closet” entered the language as a metaphor for any example of domestic disarray, especially in a basement, attic, or—of course—a closet
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We've teamed up with Sports Book of the Month and have three copies of Fibber In The Heat to give away.
This can be accounted for by the fact that, with the increase of the thickness, the amount of material that needs to be vaporised, at the same power level, increases, which determines a slight melting of the fibber glass.
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We consider that the lower values of the out width cutting for the TS and ST can be accounted for by the denser structure of these materials that causes, on one hand, the laser beam to be reflected, leading to a further increase of the in width cutting, and on the other hand, because of the "voids" generated by the deficitary penetration of the matrix material through the fibber, the laser beam to be dissipated and thus to penetrate with more difficulty through the thickness of the material.
Uncompressed video transmissions using high-bandwidth fibber optic systems will enable more stability when broadcasting high-quality video data, such as overseas major league sports broadcasts, in real-time," said Darryl Green, president of Asia Global Crossing Japan.
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TO tell the truth, Alex Howell gave a remarkable performance as serial fibber Billy Fisher in this amusing tale by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.
Please send any complaints regarding the above to: Big Fat Fibber, Second Table on the Left, Pizza Hut.
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