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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Munchhausen German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)
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In literature:

It is one of the adventures of Baron Munchhausen.
"The Women of the French Salons" by Amelia Gere Mason
"Notes & Queries, No. 44, Saturday, August 31, 1850" by Various
He is the Munchhausen of the North-east voyages.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
See "Tales from Munchhausen," edited by Edward Everett Hale (D. C. Heath & Co.).
"Beginner's Book in Language" by H. Jeschke

In science:

It is the interplay between the original and the new random walks, which allows one to apply the M¨unchhausen trick.
Self-similarity and random walks
We shall now show how the M¨unchhausen trick works in two particular cases: for the Basilica group B and for the Mother groups M.
Self-similarity and random walks
M¨unchhausen trick” and amenability of self-similar groups, Internat. J.
Self-similarity and random walks