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