Twire Twire, v. i. [Cf. MHG. zwieren, E. thwart, and queer.] 1. To peep; to glance obliquely; to leer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Which maids will twire 'tween their fingers. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

I saw the wench that twired and twinkled at thee. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. To twinkle; to glance; to gleam. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

When sparkling stars twire not. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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