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Re: Tissue typing

Posted by James Briggs on October 31, 2005

In Reply to: Tissue typing posted by Lewis on October 31, 2005

: : If the phrase used is "a tissue of lies" what is its opposite, is there a something of truth?

: 'tissue' means an organisation of similar component parts - used in biology, it means a collection of cells.
: 'tissue' is thin and flexible paper made from a fibrous structure.

: a tissue of lies is thus a construction to deceive which is flexible yet thin.

: the opposite might be a 'bastion of truth' - a solid defensive structure set on sound foundations easily seen and dominating its surroundings.

: L

Continuing the cellular theme, the opposite of a 'tissue of lies' may be 'an organ of truth'!