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fabricate
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • This tale was originally fabricated as a means of annoyance against one who hurt your trade and half cudgelled you to death, and to enable you to obtain repossession of a half-dead drudge, whom you wished to regain, because, while you wreaked your vengeance on him for his share in the business, you knew that the knowledge that he was again in your power would be the best punishment you could inflict upon your enemy.

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as in: fabricate a story Define
make up something false
as in: fabricate metal parts Define
to make or manufacture something -- especially by assembling components
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