Posted by Lewis on October 31, 2005
In Reply to: A tissue posted by MCB on October 30, 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.