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The fictitious material from which complete fabrications, lies with no basis in truth, are made.

Mr. Doe's account of the accident was made from whole cloth.

Additional definitions for 'whole cloth':

whole clothA newly made textile which has not yet been cut.
whole clothSomething made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.
whole clothin full extent, wholesale, entirely, without changes or additions
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