Thwite \Thwite\, v. t. [AS. [thorn]w[=i]tan. See {Whittle}, and cf. {Thwaite} a piece of land.] To cut or clip with a knife; to whittle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • thwite —  to wittle, cut, make white by cutting. He hath thwitten a mill post into a pudding prick. Prov …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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  • Doit — (doit), n. [D. duit, Icel. pveit, prop., a piece cut off. See {Thwaite} a piece of ground, {Thwite}.] 1. A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thwaite — Thwaite, n. [CF. Icel. [thorn]veit a piece of land, fr. [thorn]v[=i]ta to cut. See {Thwite}, and cf. {Doit}, and {Twaite} land cleared of woods.] Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thwittle — Thwit tle, v. t. [See {Thwite}, and {Whittle}.] To cut or whittle. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Palsgrave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pronunciation of English th — In English, the digraph 〈th〉 represents in most cases one of two different phonemes: the voiced dental fricative IPA|/ð/ (as in this ) and the voiceless dental fricative IPA|/θ/ ( thing ). More rarely, it can stand for IPA|/t/ ( Thailand ) or the …   Wikipedia

  • þwítan — sv/t1 3rd pres þwíteð past þwát/þwiton ptp geþwiten to thwite, cut, whittle, cut off, cut out …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • whittle — whit|tle [ˈwıtl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: whittle large knife (15 19 centuries), from thwittle (14 19 centuries), from thwite to whittle (11 19 centuries), from Old English thwitan] 1.) also whittle down [T] to gradually make something smaller …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thweten — obs. pa. pple. of thwite …   Useful english dictionary

  • twhite — twhite, twhyte obs. ff. thwite …   Useful english dictionary

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