Stretcher

An exaggeration; a statement stretched out beyond the strict truth. Also a frame on which the sick or wounded are carried; a frame on which painters' canvas is stretched; etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Stretcher from Fact Monster:

  • Martha Gellhorn - Martha Gellhorn international correspondent Born: 11/8/1908 Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo. Gellhorn ...
  • table - table table, article of furniture employed for household or ecclesiastical purposes. Elaborately ...
  • W. H. Auden - Auden, W. H. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh Auden), 1907–73, Anglo-American poet, b. York, ...
  • February 21 Birthdays: W. H. Auden - February 21 birthdays: W. H. Auden, Hubert de Givenchy, Erma Bombeck, Robert Mugabe, Otto Hermann Kahn, Constantin Brancusi, Andres Segovia, Barbara Jordan, Anais Nin, Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • space medicine: Medically Significant Aspects of Space Flight - Medically Significant Aspects of Space Flight Weightlessness Of all the medically significant ...

Related Content