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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Generally, the streetwise dealers work in a separate camp from the more educated types, and never the twain shall meet.
▪ She held up her axe to ward off a murderously diving spar, and split it in twain.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.''

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

In twain, in halves; into two parts; asunder.

When old winder split the rocks in twain.

Twain cloud. (Meteor.) Same as Cumulo-stratus.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English twegen "two" (masc. nominative and accusative), from Proto-Germanic *twa- "two" (see two). It corresponds to Old Frisian twene, Dutch twee, Old High German zwene, Danish tvende. The word outlasted the breakdown of gender in Middle English and survived as a secondary form of two, especially in cases where the numeral follows a noun. Its continuation into modern times was aided by its use in KJV and the Marriage Service, in poetry (where it is a useful rhyme word), and in oral use where it is necessary to be clear that two and not to or too is meant. In U.S. nautical use as "a depth of two fathoms" from 1799.


Etymology 1 num. (context dated English) two Etymology 2

vb. (lb en transitive) To part in twain; divide; sunder.


n. two items of the same kind [syn: couple, pair, twosome, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]

Twain, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
Population (2000): 87
Housing Units (2000): 57
Land area (2000): 7.419895 sq. miles (19.217440 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 7.419895 sq. miles (19.217440 sq. km)
FIPS code: 80952
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 40.018101 N, 121.048898 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 95984
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Twain, CA

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Usage examples of "twain".

Mark Twain wrote: I must steal half a moment from my work to say how glad I am to have your book and how highly I value it, both for its own sake and as a remembrance of an affectionate friendship which has subsisted between us for nine years without a break and without a single act of violence that I can call to mind.

Twain brought a dental unit with her and, in an astoundingly short time, initiated the growth of teeth to replace the ones Alacrity had knuckled loose.

Ralph heeded him little, but ever looked through the hall-dusk on those twain, who presently arose and went toward the hall door, but when they were but half-way across the floor a chamberlain came in suddenly, bearing candles in his hands, and the light fell on those guests and flashed back from a salade on the head of the big man, and Ralph saw that he was clad in a long white gaberdine, and he deemed that he was the very man whom he had seen last in the Great Place at Higham, nigh the church, and before that upon the road.

So when they had hoppled their horses, and left them to graze at their will on the sweet grass of the meadow, they laid them down behind the green toft, and, being forwearied, it was no long time ere they twain slept fast at the uttermost end of the world.

But meseems it were pure madness for us twain to set forth in some cockleshell craft alone.

First he slew a snowshoe rabbit cleaving it in twain with a single blow and then he slew a spiny anteater and then he slew two rusty numbats and then whirling the great blade round and round his head he slew a wallaby and a lemur and a trio of ouakaris and a spider monkey and a common squid.

If even two large communities of the human race can be so divergent in their way of thinking, then it is not illogical at all that with saucerian and earthly minds the twain shall never meet.

Con- 62 NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET found your Oriental hide, Sooey Wan, are you never going to quit complaining?

My boy ketchum cold heart, Sooey Wan makum heart 64 NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET warm again.

Julia was an amiable creature who daily entrusted Sooey Wan with the suw NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET 69 of twenty-five cents to be bet for her in a Chinese lottery in Washington Alley.

The years fell away and 80 NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET 81 Dan was just a ten-year-old, and he and Sooey Wan were making red dragon kites in the kitchen and planning to fly them the following Saturday from Twin Peaks.

The gift of all the pearls ever colNEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET 83 lected in the South Seas could not have afforded the old Chinese schemer one-half the delight this knowledge afforded him, and Dan quickly realized that for the pleasure of this social visit from Sooey Wan he was indebted quite as much to Mrs.

Sometimes I think you must have gleaned all of your knowledge of my sex from your father 102 NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET and Sooey Wan.

Sooey Wan, young, bold, aggressive, had been marked for slaughter in a tong feud, and the high-binder whose duty it had 268 NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET been, for a consideration, to waft him into the spirit world, had dropped Sooey Wan with his first shot.

Likee live here, likee die here, then you send Sooey Wan back to China, keepee land on Saclamento Liver, keepee money, mally 294 NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL MEET lady queen and have many son.