(Fi*aunt") n. Commission; fiat; order; decree. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Fib) n. [Prob. fr. fable; cf. Prov. E. fibble-fabble nonsense.] A falsehood; a lie; used euphemistically.
They are very serious; they don't tell fibs.H. James.
(Fib), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fibbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fibbing ] To speak falsely. [Colloq.]
(Fib), v. t. To tell a fib to. [R.] De Quincey.
(Fib"ber) n. One who tells fibs.
(Fi"ber, Fi"bre), n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.]
1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as,
the fiber of flax or of muscle.
2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender
rootlets of a plant.
3. Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.
Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force.Chapman.
4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
Fiber gun, a kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw, etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in
the gun with steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is afterward relieved suddenly by letting
a lid at the muzzle fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers. Fiber plants (Bot.),
plants capable of yielding fiber useful in the arts, as hemp, flax, ramie, agave, etc.
(Fi"bered, Fi"bred) a. Having fibers; made up of fibers.
(Fi"ber-faced`, Fi"bre-faced`) a. Having a visible fiber embodied in the surface of; applied
esp. to a kind of paper for checks, drafts, etc.
(Fi"ber*less, Fi"bre*less), a. Having no fibers; destitute of fibers or fiber.
(Fi"bri*form) a. [L. fibra a fiber + -form.] (Biol.) Having the form of a fiber or fibers; resembling
(Fi"bril) n. [F. fibrille, dim. of fibre, L. fibra.] A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender
thread; a fibrilla. Cheyne.
(||Fi*bril"la) n.; pl. FibrillÆ [NL. See Fibril.] A minute thread or fiber, as one of the fibrous elements
of a muscular fiber; a fibril.
(Fi"bril*lar) a. Of or pertaining to fibrils or fibers; as, fibrillar twitchings.
(Fi"bril*la*ry) a. Of of pertaining to fibrils.
(Fi"bril*la`ted) a. Furnished with fibrils; fringed.
(Fi`bril*la"tion) n. The state of being reduced to fibers. Carpenter.
(Fi*bril"lose) a. Covered with hairlike appendages, as the under surface of some lichens; also,
composed of little strings or fibers; as, fibrillose appendages.