twain

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n twain two items of the same kind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first known American novelist to hand in a manuscript that was typed was Mark Twain. His typewriter was a Remington No.1, which was invented by Christopher Sholes and Carlos Glidden.
    • a. & n Twain twān 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: American novelist Mark Twain was the first known author to submit a typed manuscript
    • twain Two.
    • n twain Two units, occurring or regarded either singly or separate; a couple; a pair.
    • twain To part in twain; divide; sunder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mark Twain was the first to have written a novel [Tom Sawyer] on a typewriter.
    • n Twain twān two, a couple, pair
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. twein, tweien, tweyne, AS. twēgen, masc. See Two
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. twégen (masc.), two.

Usage

In literature:

Mark Twain's story of his attendance at a missionary meeting is typical.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Now were the twain in the South-isles until they wedded their wives, and some winters after withal.
"The Story of Grettir The Strong" by Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
The twain spoke of the new procurator till Joseph mounted his mule.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
East and West were rent in twain at the moment when Islam was assaulting both West and East.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
We slip out of Winnipeg as the bells of St. Boniface ring the vespers from their turrets twain.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
Mark Twain joked with friends when he knew his hour was at hand.
"Laugh and Live" by Douglas Fairbanks
Among the contributors were Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Prentice Mulford.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
O brother Republican, what rewards, what joys, what delights are in store for us twain!
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
And more than weeping, cleft my heart in twain.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
I would that you twain could see her.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
For him the past, present and future were not twain, but one thing.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
And what has raised this storm betwixt ye twain?
"The Lord of Dynevor" by Evelyn Everett-Green
One of the twain I might attack With all my friends their lord to back.
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
Around the Southern Californian home of the loving twain the roses are in perpetual bloom.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
I need not tell all of that letter, for it was mostly between us twain.
"A Prince of Cornwall" by Charles W. Whistler
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
Maybe he seeks you twain.
"A King's Comrade" by Charles Whistler
The veil of the temple of our humanity is rent in twain.
"A Study of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
With Mark Twain we are on smoother ground.
"Lost Leaders" by Andrew Lang
Thy brother and I can settle this business betwixt us twain.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
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In poetry:

Bravely done, indeed!
See, he's cleft in twain!
Now from care I'm freed,
And can breathe again.
"The Pupil In Magic" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Think not of him! he is dead
For the moment to us twain;
He were dead but for this pain
Drumming in my head.
"A Guinevere" by Madison Julius Cawein
"He loves MISS LADY JANE
(I own she is his betters),
But if you'll jine them twain,
They'll free him from his fetters.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But when the ladie see the fire
Come flaming o'er her head,
She wept and kissed her children twain,
Said, "Bairns, we been but dead!"
"Edom O'Gordon" by Henry Morley
I stood in a dream between Life and Death,
And I whisper'd to the twain—
"Now, which of you has the sweetest faith,
And the highest and surest gain?"
"Life and Death" by Alexander Anderson
There was the girl who married me
And bore my children twain,
We’ll never meet each other’s eyes
Like boy and girl again.
The very children’s love and trust
By this foul thing was slain.
"The Peace Maker" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Shania Twain Is Redbook Magazine's Cover Girl For June.
Remodeling is under way at Mark Twain Residence Hall .
Taylor Swift and Shania Twain recreated the legendary film duo for the CMT music awards in 2011.
Now in his retirement years, Mike Lamasney spends most of his time in a Twain Harte hospital.
The Refreshingly Murky, Mysterious, Mist- Shrouded 'Sailor Twain'.
Sonora / Tuolumne News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown Union Democrat.
In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Shania Twain talks about preparing for opening night during a news conference in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov 30, 2012.
Paul's SteppingStone playwright wants his version of 'Tom Sawyer' to capture Twain's sense of fun.
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume One edited by Harriet Elinor Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B Frank, Sharon K Goetz, and Leslie Diane Myrick University of California Press, 736 pp.
Who was the namesake of Mark Twain's famous character Tom Sawyer and what was his life like in the San Francisco of the 1850s and 1860s.
In 'Black Fire,' Robert Graysmith suggests Mark Twain based Tom Sawyer on a California fire fighter.
Mark Twain once quipped (he was nothing if not a skilled quipper) that a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
Costumes for Shania Twain's Caesars gig took time.
Tate Stevens Sings Shania Twain's 'From This Moment On' on 'X Factor .
But from the way he swears he's "heard that twain a'comin,'/ wollin' wound the bend," we can only guess they were adorable.
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In science:

Twain. A family of the form ∧k ij = {⌊i, k |j, ⌉, ⌊j, k |i⌉} will be called a twain.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
To proceed on we need the following terminology. A tee θ ∈ Φ (resp., a twain, or a pyramid belonging to Φ) one end of which (resp., the top) is an end vertex E of Φ will be called rooted at E .
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Let ∧ ⊂ Φ be a twain. A tee θ ∈ Φ, θ /∈ ∧, which is rooted at the same vertex as ∧, will be called a side (resp., lateral ) tee for ∧ if the center (resp., the second end) of θ is one of bottom vertices of ∧.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Let Φ be a tee-cluster and ∧ ⊂ Φ be rooted at E s-twain.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
E and hence are compatible each other; (3) if θ ∈ Φ is a lateral tee of ∧ and the center of θ is not a center vertex of Φ, then θ belongs to an s-twain ∧′ ⊂ Φ. (4) the set of bottom vertices of al l rooted at E s-twains form the bottom of a rooted at E pyramid P ⊂ Φ.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
The tee ϑ = ⌊B1 , B2 |C ⌉ does not belong to Φ, since ∧ is an s-twain.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Obviously, this is impossible for an s-twain. (3) Let B1 , B2 ∈ S (Φ) be bottom vertices of ∧ and θ = ⌊E , B2 |C ⌉.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
If θ ∈ P , then θ is either a lateral tee for one of twains ∧i ’s, or belongs to one of them.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
This tee forms a twain together with θ and belongs to Φ, since Φ is a cluster.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
So, the twain {⌊E , C |B ⌉, ⌊E , B |C ⌉}) belongs to Φ and, therefore, to PE (lemma 8.3, (3)).
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Since θ is a nec -tee, the tee ϑ = ⌊E , C |A⌉, which forms a twain with θ, does not belong to Φ.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
E and the center C pn E whose ends are bottom vertices of all rooted at E p-twains.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
When Φ does not have rooted at E s-twains, i.e., PE =
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Then θ = ⌊E , E ′ |C ⌉ is a hook at E . (5) Let ⌊E , E ′ |C ⌉ be a hook at E and S1 , S2 be bottom vertices of a rooted at E p-twain ∧.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Moreover, tees of the form ⌊C1 , C2 |Q⌉ are incompatible with θ1 and θ2 and hence do not belong to Φ, i.e., ∧ is an s-twain. (3) Observe that one of vertices of a tee ϑ ∈ Φ which could block a belonging to ∧ tee must be either C1 or C2 .
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
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