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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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Sandy Silverthorne stars as homespun philosopher Fibber McGee in the 1940 "Fibber McGee and Molly" radio episode "Cleaning Out the Hall Closet.
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Fibber McGee: I tell you it ain't fair, Molly, they can't do this to me - four gallons a week.
The show had caught on slowly, but by the time the United States entered the war, Fibber McGee and Molly had hit full stride as one of the most popular in the country.
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.
YOUNG Frankie Muniz - star of TV's Malcolm In The Middle - hits the funny bone as a king-sized fibber.
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for a fibber of Ashley's calibre, not lying is going to be a whole new experience.
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Regular readers will know she exposed me as a fibber a few weeks ago for saying I was looking forward to not having to wear make-up on the radio.
One person who has bid on the website for the gold motor is David Lawlor, owner of Fibber Magee's pub on Dublin's Parnell Street.
However, more than half of the women surveyed said they could spot a fibber and that they had been lied to in the past two weeks.
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