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fibber

A liar. (A "fib" is a lie.) Oh, Billy is such a fibber—nothing he said actually happened.

Fibber McGee's closet

A complete and total mess. Fibber McGee was the titular character in The Fibber McGee and Molly radio show that aired in the mid-20th century. The state of his closet was a running gag known to produce a noisy avalanche of items. Good luck finding anything in the pantry—it's like Fibber McGee's closet right now.
See also: closet, Fibber
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fibber

n. a liar. Harry can be a fibber sometimes. You got to watch him.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
See also: closet, Fibber
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The name of these representative materials have been chosen depending on the shape, the dimensions and the fibbers arrangement, as follows: STRATIFICATION, symbolised in the paper as ST, for which the fibbers are long, and arranged in layers (Figure 1a), CHOPPED FIBBER, symbolised FT, for which the glass fibbers are shorter than 10 mm and randomly arranged (Figure 1b) and FABRIC, symbolised TS, for which the glass fibbers are long and resemble a woven cloth, arranged in several layers (Figure 1c).
The main characteristics of the glass fibbers are: fibber diameter--13[micro]m, density--2,54 g/[cm.sup.3], hardness--6,5 MOHS and tensile breaking strength 1,47 GPa.
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.
Tonight, fibbers from as far apart as Perthshire and Suffolk are due to descend on the small Cumbrian village of Santon Bridge, in an attempt to be crowned the world's best bluffer.
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The main characteristics of the glass fibbers are: Fibber diameter--13[micro]m, Density--2,54 g/cm, Hardness--6,5 MOHS and Tensile breaking strength--1,47 GPa.
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.
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