Atwain
Atwain A*twain", adv. [OE. atwaine, atwinne; pref. a- + twain.] In twain; asunder. [Obs. or Poetic] ``Cuts atwain the knots.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • atwain — [ə twān′] adv. [ME: see A 1 & TWAIN] Archaic in two [cut atwain] …   English World dictionary

  • atwain — ə.ˈtwān adverb Etymology: Middle English atweyne, from a (I) + tweyne twain archaic : in twain : in two parts : asunder * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • atwain — /euh twayn /, adv. Archaic. in twain; in two; apart. [1350 1400; ME; see A 1, TWAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • atwain — adverb In twain; asunder …   Wiktionary

  • atwain — /əˈtweɪn/ (say uh twayn) adverb Archaic in twain; in two; asunder. Also, atwo /əˈtu/ (say uh tooh). {Middle English; from a 1 + twain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Atween — A*tween , adv. or prep. [See {Atwain}, and cf. {Between}.] Between. [Archaic] Spenser. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bit — Bite Bite (b[imac]t), v. t. [imp. {Bit} (b[i^]t); p. p. {Bitten} (b[i^]t t n), {Bit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biting}.] [OE. biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG. b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bit — Bite Bite (b[imac]t), v. t. [imp. {Bit} (b[i^]t); p. p. {Bitten} (b[i^]t t n), {Bit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biting}.] [OE. biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG. b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bite — (b[imac]t), v. t. [imp. {Bit} (b[i^]t); p. p. {Bitten} (b[i^]t t n), {Bit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biting}.] [OE. biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG. b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita, Dan. bide, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biting — Bite Bite (b[imac]t), v. t. [imp. {Bit} (b[i^]t); p. p. {Bitten} (b[i^]t t n), {Bit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biting}.] [OE. biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG. b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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