In twain
Twain Twain, a. & n. [OE. twein, tweien, tweyne, AS. tw[=e]gen, masc. See {Two}.] Two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque. ``Children twain.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. --Matt. v. 41. [1913 Webster]

{In twain}, in halves; into two parts; asunder. [1913 Webster]

When old winder split the rocks in twain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Twain cloud}. (Meteor.) Same as {Cumulo-stratus}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Twain — Twain, a. & n. [OE. twein, tweien, tweyne, AS. tw[=e]gen, masc. See {Two}.] Two; nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque. Children twain. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Twain, Mark — orig. Samuel Langhorne Clemens born Nov. 30, 1835, Florida, Mo., U.S. died April 21, 1910, Redding, Conn. U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer. He grew up in Hannibal, Mo., on the Mississippi River. At age 13 he was apprenticed to a local printer …   Universalium

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