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Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, knitting and weaving. Yarn can be made from any number of artificial[?] or natural fibres[?]. Very thin yarn is referred to as thread.

In some cases, thread may be monofilament[?], in which case it is a single fiber. The only natural fiber that is counted as monofilament is silk.

Yarn is manufactured by either a spinning or air texturizing (commonly referred to as taslanizing) process.

Yarn is usually measured by weight. In the United States, balls of yarn are usually sold in three-ounce, four-ounce, six-ounce, and eight-ounce skeins.

A long, rambling and involved story or a very lengthy joke with the main source of humour in the punchline is also known as a yarn. Also known as a Shaggy dog story or a campfire yarn.

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