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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

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
See also: closet, Fibber
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Radio Redux: The Fibber McGee and Molly Show and Pat Novak, For Hire
" 'The Fibber McGee and Molly Show' charms with its old-fashioned homespun humor, while 'Pat Novak, For Hire' brings laughs through its cleverly tortured similes," Radio Redux founder Fred Crafts said.
Tenders are invited for The Fibber Gasket 4 Dia For Lowering Of Motor Pump & Fitting Of Sluice Valve And M.S.
THE FIBBER tells of George's attempts to impress Martha with some lies; THE EXPERIMENT tells of Martha's possible science gone awry, and THE PICNIC tells of two very different interests in a day off.
As regarding the processed material, for the specific case of the laser cutting of the polymeric composite materials, a series of parameters connected to the material are particularly important, like the thickness of the material, the nature of the material of the basic matrix, the type of fibbers, the arrangement of fibbers, the fibber glass concentration, etc.
The fibber glass contents are 25-30% for FT, 30-35% for ST and 35-40% for TS.
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.
When Nadine appeared on Saturday evening's show singing Fields of Gold, Louis Walsh described her as "my girl" while Pete Waterman referred to her as "the fibber".
The material pattern was taken into consideration by designing three representative composite polymeric materials based on the base material polyesteric resin and armed with fibber glass, for which names have been chosen depending on the shape, the dimensions and the fibber arrangement, as follows: STRATIMAT, symbolised in the paper as ST, for which the fibbers are long, and arranged in layers (Figure 1a), FIBRA TOCATA, symbolised FT, for which the glass fibbers are shorter than 10 mm and randomly arranged (Figure 1b) and TESATURA, symbolized TS, for which the glass fibbers are long and resemble a woven cloth, arranged in several layers (Figure 1c).
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.
| THE FIBBERS are providing the entertainment at tonight's Blues At The Bay gig at the Cleveland Bay in Eaglescliffe.
Books which have been made into feature films are probably more likely to be lied about since the fibbers may have seen the movie version.
Eriksson will be concerned at the reception he'll get from an England crowd on his first appearance since the controversy at Soho Square when the fickle and the fibbers had to be identified.
Tonight The Delmonts -O''Grady''s, Redcar FREE; Blues At The Bay feat The Fibbers - Cleveland Bay, Eaglescliffe FREE; Shine Like Stars feat Shields - Ku Bar, Stockton FREE/ PS4/PS5; Megson - Town Hall, Middlesbrough PS12.
Also playing will be The Rogues, The Fibbers and Rough Justice before the night closes with Steel Cats - a freestyle dance group.