• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Two-line (print.) having a depth of body equal to double that of the size specified, as two-line nonpareil or pica
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  • Jules Renard
    “A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. twá (fem.), twégen (masc.), twa, (neut.); Ger. zwei, Goth. twai; also Gr. dyo, L. duo, Sans. dva, Gael. da, do.


In literature:

As he left the wicket the whole House surged forward in front of the pavilion, and formed up in two lines, leaving a gangway.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
On May the 1st, their two lines came into touch and Lee felt of his opponent by driving in his skirmishers in a desultory fire of artillery.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Many corpses, almost all Turks, lay between the two lines of trenches.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
Soon he was sleeping inside his own lines, under two old potato sacks.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
The two lines near Arleux lay some 600 yards or so apart and the Bosche was very inactive.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
On two occasions Zeppelins came over our lines, evidently returning from raids across the Channel.
"The Emma Gees" by Herbert Wes McBride
Then we continued, making eight miles more, in which distance we ran six rapids and made two line-portages.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
From the center draw two lines (E) at an angle and one line (F) vertically.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
It is worked in two lines.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
The line of passage of the bullet between the two openings was still clearly visible as a dark red coloured streak.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Sometimes a line or two gives him scope enough for the rendering of one of these epic scenes, immense and vivid.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
Through this we set two lines, and our usual luck attended us immediately.
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
Streams of fire flashed along the two lines, and the rattle of innumerable muskets told of closer work than artillery duels.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Greatly disproportionate, however, was the strength of these two lines.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
Kershaw charged furiously; the two lines clashed and clanged.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
They advanced over the plain in two lines, one behind the other.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The toss-up was rushed through and the two teams lined up, our team with the ball.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
These two lines are connected with a curved line as shown.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
In between the two, and diagonally across the front, ran the Aghyl Dere which passed through the trench line at the 28th's northern boundary.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
After rejoining the infantry towards the end of the assault made on Macdonald's brigade we were formed into two lines.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh

In poetry:

Upon the rocks, from German rhyme,
I writ two lines to say—
"O, happy time of love's young prime,
Would it could last alway."
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Which, as we tread, in waving line,
Sinks softly 'neath our moving feet;
And looking down our glances meet,
Two mirrored figures—yours and mine.
"Ralph to Mary" by Amy Levy
Little by little, as daylight increased,
And deepened, the roseate flush in the East—
Little by little did morning reveal
Two long glittering lines of steel;
"Lee To The Rear" by John Reuben Thompson
“Or what will ye take to line his bed,
Red rose leaves will never make wine?”
“Two black stones at the kirkwall’s head,
The ways are sair fra’ the Till to the Tyne.”
"The Sea-Swallows" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Two by two, in a long brown line,
The nuns were walking to breathe the fine
Bright April air. They must go in soon
And work at their tasks all the afternoon.
But this time is theirs!
They walk in pairs.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
High on a rocky cliff did once a gray old castle stand,
From whence rough-bearded chieftains led their vassals--ruled
the land.
For centuries had dwelt here sire and son, till it befell,
Last of their ancient line, two brothers here alone did dwell.
"The Brothers" by Marietta Holley

In news:

She'll Be Doggone , unbeaten in her two starts, bids for her first stakes win April 10 as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $100,000 Comely Stakes (gr III) at Aqueduct.
The new line, which initially includes door and window contacts and a handheld key fob , features two-way communications capabilities.
The two-year project making upgrades and repairs along 190 miles of track between St Albans and Vernon on Amtrak's Vermonter line was completed on-time and on-budget.
It is almost as if a war is launched against the unborn after a red line of two or three children has been reached.
Republican insiders expect two, maybe three, strong GOP opponents to line up against state Superintendent Janet Barresi in the party's 2014 primary, if she runs for re-election.
According to the IFPD, Matthew R Marriott died on the 400 block of West Sunnyside Avenue about 8:39 am when he crossed over the center line and crashed into two westbound vehicles.
Two London listings of Russian firms were announced on Monday, adding further cheer to the new listings market boosted by Direct Line's intention to float on Friday.
The cruise line will launch two new 49-passenger ships in May to explore southeastern Alaska.
He has hundreds of photos of himself, charting his mood, his attire and his ageing lines over the past two years.
) University, went to the line two times.
Two groups with two very different visions for the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line will try to win over Queens residents during a special forum on Saturday.
Metro says customers traveling on Metrorail this weekend can expect delays on two lines because of weekend work.
A Wildwood Middle School teacher's aide was killed in a two-car accident Friday evening on US 340 near the Virginia state line, according to a West Virginia State Police news release.
So the new IKEA store Brooklyn officially opens two days from now, on Wednesday June 18, but as of 11 AM today, Monday June 16, there were already 18 people waiting in line with sleeping bags.
Steve Meredith had been waiting in line for two hours for Mooserack Coffee Co. To open in the newly redone student center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

In science:

Futhermore, we have detailed how to associate such two line arrays with a unique sequence of oscillating tableaux.
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
A0µν = ∂µAν − ∂ν Aµ The first two lines of LI contain interactions between vector field and gravitational gauge fields.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
The external sources k , ¯k of the BRST transformations of chiral multiplets are BRST invariant by definition, so the last two lines in the eq. (7) are BRST invariant.
The solution to Slavnov--Taylor identities in a general four dimensional supersymmetric theory
The last two lines of (3.3) allow clearly to express the s(k) and t(k) in terms of the u(k) .
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
Here, in the first two lines, we are defining the yet undetermined a’s and b’s.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
The jumps in magnetization across the other two lines are measured.
Ground state numerical study of the three-dimensional random field Ising model
In Fig. 2b, we show the same for a system with 1000 sites; the two lines cannot be distinguished on the figure.
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
But this contradicts the fact we already mentioned, that we cannot write L′ as the sum of two line bundles admitting at least two sections.
Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus
We thus observe that the expression for the two-line exponent x(2 ∧ n) is invariant between the two phases.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
In the singular case q = 1 S imp2(R) consists of two lines with a normal crossing.
Noncommutative plane curves
From these two line ensembles we construct a pair of Young tableaux (Y1 , Y2) as follows.
One-dimensional stochastic growth and Gaussian ensembles of random matrices
The last two lines in table 4 contain standard model values without re-fit to our data.
Measurement of the LT-asymmetry in \pi^0 electroproduction at the energy of the \Delta (1232) resonance
With the ansatz (2.13) and (2.15) the first two lines there take the form −af ′V ∂K [e−Φ ]√− det ˜a (∂K gM N + ∂K bM N ) ∂αX M ∂βX N (˜a−1 )βα√− det ˜a .
Tachyon Kink on non-BPS Dp-brane in the General Background
The first two lines of (2.10) are purely kinematical, i.e., are independent of the form of the action; the last line involves the field equations (2.13), and follows after imposing (2.6).
Generalized Kahler manifolds and off-shell supersymmetry
Since they are very close in frequency, the two lines can be observed simultaneously.
Detection of CO+ in the nucleus of M82