account, anecdotage, anecdote, belly laugh, blague, blue story, braid, brail, cable, causerie, chat, chin, chronicle, cock-and-bull story, colloque, cord, dirty joke, dirty story, double entendre, epic, epos, ethnic joke, exaggeration, fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, farfetched story, farrago, fib, fiction, fish story, flam, flimflam, fun, funny story, gag, ghost story, good one, good story, half-truth, howler, jape, jest, jestbook, joke, laugh, legal fiction, lie, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, little white lie, mendacity, narration, narrative, panic, pious fiction, play, point, prevarication, prose, rap, rib tickler, riot, rope, saga, scream, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, slight stretching, sport, spun yarn
, story, strand, string, tale, talk, tall story, tall tale, taradiddle, tendon, thong, thread, trumped-up story, twine, twist, untruth, visit, visual joke, wheeze, white lie, whopper, wire, wow
filament, line, fiber, fibril, funicle, vein, hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili, tendril, gossamer, hair stroke, veinlet, venula, venule, wire, string, thread, packthread, cotton, sewing silk, twine, twist, whipcord, tape, ribbon, cord, rope, yarn
, hemp, oakum, jute, strip, shred, slip, spill, list, band, fillet, fascia, ribbon, riband, roll, lath, splinter, shiver, shaving, beard, ramification, strand, filamentous, filamentiferous, filaceous, filiform, fibrous, fibrillous, thread-like, wiry, stringy, ropy, capillary, capilliform, funicular, wire-drawn, anguilliform, flagelliform, hairy, taeniate, taeniform, taenioid, venose, venous.
exaggeration, expansion, hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring, high coloring, caricature, caricatura, extravagance, Baron Munchausen, men in buckram, yarn
, fringe, embroidery, traveler's tale, fish story, gooseberry, storm in a teacup, much ado about nothing, puff, puffery, rant, figure of speech, facon de parler, stretch of fancy, stretch of the imagination, flight of fancy, false coloring, aggravation, exaggerated, overwrought, bombastic, hyperbolical, on stilts, fabulous, extravagant, preposterous, egregious, outre, highflying, hyperbolically, excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo.