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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fibbing a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear
    • ***


In literature:

They had either to tell a fib or offend their visitors.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
We did like it, though, so we didn't have to fib.
"In Blue Creek Cañon" by Anna Chapin Ray
Pshaw, pshaw, you fib, you baggage, you do understand, and you shall understand; come, don't be so nice.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Right at the beginning she told them how she hated a story, fib-story she meant.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
Accustomed as I am to harsh language, I am quite prepared to hear my 'poetic rendering' branded as a 'falsehood' and a 'fib.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
And I thought you were fibbing again.
"The Tale of Grunty Pig" by Arthur Scott Bailey
That was a fib and well I knew it.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
They fibbed some, but not entirely.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
I told her, she was the first sweetheart I ever had; as you know, Ned, a little bit of a fib.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
A few fibs, and, if the worst should come, my sword.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
Fib, its derivation, 167.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
She told me a long story, but I didn't listen, as I knew it would be mostly fibs.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
Please don't try to cover it with kind fibs now.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
I should know if your fibbed.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
She had forgiven the first fibs the poor lady had told her, but she could not go on forgiving fibs for ever.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
Some people like to tell these wonderful fibs in public, just to impress the outside world.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
So no more of them fibs.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
You fibbed to me, Jeanne.
"A Daughter of the Union" by Lucy Foster Madison
It was evident that she, too, had taken the fib for truth.
"A Transient Guest" by Edgar Saltus
I've got so used to fibbing, I can't help it.
"Father Brighthopes" by John Townsend Trowbridge

In poetry:

"Well, it IS curious, I agree,
And sounds perhaps like fibs:
But still it's true as true can be -
As sure as your name's Tibbs," said he.
I said "My name's NOT Tibbs."
"Phantasmagoria Canto VI ( Dyscomfyture )" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

For one year, things were fine, but the atrial fib returned.
'The Lie' review: the comically sad life of the fibbing hipster.
The common belief is that people will subconsciously look to the left when telling the truth and to the right when fibbing.
Democrats Fib Again about Israel Democrats pretend to be pro-Israel even as they cool to the Jewish state.
Paul Ryan's Marathon Fib A Pair Of Empty Running Shoes Explains Implications.
Ignacio De La Fuente's Big Fib .
I have "A- fib " heart condition.
Seattle Medic One Tops 50% Survival Rate in Witnessed V- Fib .
Obama's Climate Position: A Lie Inside a Fib Coated with Spin.
Let's not fib to ourselves: Parents lie.
Fibbing on web sites should be a crime.
On "Black Swan," happy road trips, and a fibbing Sasha.
Pentagon Says WikiLeaks Is Fibbing .
Apple's Biggest Hater Apologizes for Foxconn Fibs.
About a third of students at two universities admit that they fib in year-end course evaluations, The Des Moines Register reports.

In science:

Fibonnacci streams Define a co-inductive predicate, called local fib, that is satisfied by any stream such that, if n, m, p are consecutive elements, then p = n+m.
CoInduction in Coq
Prove that the stream that is created satisfies the two predicates (increasing and local fib).
CoInduction in Coq
Subramanyan, Springs of the Hermite polynomials, Fib.
Hyperforests on the Complete Hypergraph by Grassmann Integral Representation
Djordjevi´c, On some properties of generalized Hermite polynomials, Fib.
Hyperforests on the Complete Hypergraph by Grassmann Integral Representation
GaAs sample is affixed to the cantilever tip using a focused ion beam (FIB) technique.
Measurement of statistical nuclear spin polarization in a nanoscale GaAs sample
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for conducting the FIB process.
Measurement of statistical nuclear spin polarization in a nanoscale GaAs sample
See supplementary material for a description of the FIB process.
Measurement of statistical nuclear spin polarization in a nanoscale GaAs sample
Lee, A note on generalized Fibonacci numbers, Fib.
Determinantal and permanental representation of generalized bivariate Fibonacci p-polynomials
Data from the ISOPHOT instrument is the only currently available information for studying the composition of the FIB which comes directly from wavelengths where the background peaks2 .
Known and unknown SCUBA sources
All the nonmagnetic test masses were fabricated together; those examined in the FIB were assumed to be representative of the entire batch, including the one used in Cooldown 04.
Constraints on Yukawa-Type Deviations from Newtonian Gravity at 20 Microns
Kwa´sniewski, The logarithmic Fib-binomial formula, Adv.
On natural join of posets properties and first applications
For b ∈ B (∞)−α, there exists i ∈ I and b′ ∈ B (∞)−α+αi such that b = ˜fib′ .
Crystal Bases for Quantum Generalized Kac-Moody Algebras
For α ∈ Q+ (r), let Gi : Mb∈B (∞)−α ∩ ˜fiB (∞) be the inverse of the canonical isomorphism given in Corollary 10.6 (with n = 1).
Crystal Bases for Quantum Generalized Kac-Moody Algebras
Since r ≥ 1, we have ˜eib 6= 0 for some i ∈ I ; that is, b ∈ B (∞)−α ∩ ˜fiB (∞) for some i ∈ I .
Crystal Bases for Quantum Generalized Kac-Moody Algebras
Here | | denotes the realization functor, and Fib|f | stands for the homotopy fiber of |f | .
Nullification functors and the homotopy type of the classifying space for proper bundles