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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIBER

After steaming, the fiber and its adjuncts were easily stripped from the wood.

It gave Silvine a shock, so violent that it convulsed her in every fiber of her being.

My will was annihilated; not a fiber of flesh obeyed my bidding.

The caressing touch thrilled the girl's being through every fiber.

Oh, how those words thrilled every fiber of Dorothy's being!

It appeared to have been made from a fiber rather than a pulp.

The fiber thongs that bound him were also rubbing against the rock.

The log might be sound enough by itself, tough of fiber, and hard to destroy—but what of that!

That last scene with Sue had uprooted every fiber of his being.

And there were certain Lorrigan traits which would not bear any mixture of Belle in the fiber.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from French fibre (14c.), from Latin fibra "a fiber, filament," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Latin filum "thread," or from root of findere "to split." Fiberboard is from 1897; Fiberglas is 1937, U.S. registered trademark name; and fiber optics is from 1956.

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