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tissue of lies

A number of false statements made to deliberately hide the truth. After the human resources manager performed a background check on the new applicant, she realized his resume was a tissue of lies.
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a ˌtissue of ˈlies

(literary) a story, an excuse, etc. that is full of lies: This official report on the nuclear energy industry is a tissue of lies.
See also: lie, of, tissue

pack of lies, a

An elaborate fabrication. This phrase uses pack in the sense of a large collection of abstract objects, and, as it has been since Shakespeare’s time, in a disparaging sense. Thomas Jefferson used it in a letter of 1763: “Would you rather that I should write you a pack of lies?” A closely related expression is a tissue of lies. It uses tissue in the figurative sense of a woven fabric—that is, an intricate intertwining of separate elements, similarly abstract.
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Donated by people with MS (as well as by healthy people), these postmortem tissues are crucial to the work of MS investigators around the world.
Editor's Note: This article is Part 1 of a two-part article on tissue market trends.
For relatively simple organs, including the bladder, and tissues, such as skin, the older strategy appears to work fine.
Light at its particular wavelength is absorbed by tissues relatively independent of tissue type, which allows for homogeneous distribution at the surgical site.
They've found that, with obesity, macrophages--cells in the body's immune army and not typically associated with fat--appear in abundance within fatty tissues.
1] Although it is generally regarded as a deep soft tissue tumor, leiomyosarcoma also occurs in the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
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He had a simple business model: Pay funeral directors for access to bodies and resell bones, heart valves, spines, and other tissues to biotech firms in need of spare parts.
Under natural conditions, when an organism dies, chemical reactions cause the body's tissues and DNA, or genetic codes, to decay.
Created using a patented bonding process, Hi-Ply[R] tissues are offered in standard and custom colors ranging from pastels to ultra deep shades.
The accomplishment may provide insights for generating more-complex tissues, such as those that make up hearts and livers.