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diminished; while the matter that fed them improper to his subject, or his expressions untakes another furn, and is excluded by the glands worthy of his thoughts, or the turn of both is of the intestines. Blackmore. unharmonious.

Dryden, The Athenians were offered liberty; but the Seldom any thing raises wonder in me, which wise furn they thought to give the matter, was does noi give my thought a turn that makes my a sacrifice of the author. Swift. heart the better.

Addison 8. Chance ; hap.

Female virtues are of a domestick turn. The Every one has a fair turn to be as great as he family is the proper province for private women pleases. Collier. to shine in.

Addisor 9. Occasion ; incidental opportunity;

An agreeable turn appears in her sentiments An old dog, fallen from his speed, was loaden

upon the most ordinary affairs of life. Addison. at every turn with blows and reproaches.

Wit doth not consist so much in advancing L'Estrange.

things new, as in giving things known an agree. 10. Time at which, by successive vicissi

able turn.

Spectator

Before I made this remark, I wondered to see tudes, any thing is to be had or done.

the Roman poets, in their description of a beauMyself would be glad to take some breath, tiful man, so oftea mention the turn of his neck and desire that some of you would take your and arms.

Addison. turn to speak.

A young man of a sprightly turn in conversaHis turn will come to laugh at you again. tion, had an inordinate desire of appearing

Denbam.
fashionable.

Spectater

. The spiteful stars have shed their venom Books give the same turn to our thoughts and down,

reasoning, that good company does to our con And now the peaceful planets take their turn. versation.

Srift. Dryden. The very turn of voice, the good pronunThough they held the power of the civil ciation, and the alluring manner which some sword unlawful, whilst they were to be govern teachers have attained, will engage the attention. ed by it, yet they esteemed it very lawful when

Watts, it came to their turn to govern. Atterbury. They who are conscious of their guilt, and A saline constitution of the fluids is acid, al

apprehensive that the justice of the nation should kaline, or muriatic : of these in their turns, take notice of their theft and rapine, will try to

Arbutbnos. give all things a false turn, and to fill every place The nymph will have her turn to be

with false suggestions.

Davenoni. The tutor, and the pupil, he.

Swift.

The first coin being made of brass, gave the II. Actions of kindness or malice.

denomination to money among the Romans Lend this virgin aid,

and the whole turn of their expressions is deThanks are half lost when good turns are de rived from it.

Arbutbasi, lay'd.

Fairfax. 16. The manner of adjusting the words of Some malicious natures place their delight in

a sentence. doing ill turns.

L'Estrange. Shrewd turns strike deeper than ill words.

The turn of words, in which Ovid excels all Soutb.

poets, are sometimes a fault or sometimes a 12. Reigning inclination.

beauty, as they are used properly or improperly

.

Dryden. This is not to be accomplished but by intro The three first stanzas are rendered word ducing religion to be the turn and fashion of the

for word with the original, not only with the age.

Swift.

samne elegance, but the same short turn of eso 13. A step off the ladder at the gallows. pression peculiar to the sapphick ode. Addison, They by their skill in palmistry

19. New position of things ; as, something Will quickly read his destiny ;

troublesome happens at every turn. And make him glad to read his lesson, Or take a turn for it at the session. Butler.

18. By Turns. Onc atter another ; al.

ternately: 14. Convenience; use; purpose; exigence. They feel by turns the bitter change Diogenes' dish did never serve his master for

Of fierce extremes; extremes by change more more turns, notwithstanding that he made it his

fierce.

Milten. dish, cup, cap, measure, and water-por, than a

The challenge to Dametas shall belong, mantle doth an Irishman.

Sponser. Menalcas shall sustain his under-song;
They never found occasion for their sourn,
But almost starv'd did much lament and mourn.

Each in his turn your tuneful numbers bring;

By turns the tuneful muses love to sing. Dryd.

Hubberd's Tale, His going I could frame to serve my furn;

By turns put on the suppliant, and the lord; Gave him from danger, do him love and honour.

Threaten'd this moment, and the next implor'd.

Prist. Sbakspeare. TU'RNBENCH. n. s. (turn and bench] A My daughter Catharine is not for your turn.

Sbakspeare.

term of turners. To perform this murder was elect;

Small work in metal is turn'd in an iron lathe A base companion, few or none could miss,

called a surnbench, which they screw in a vice, Who first did serve their turn, and now serves

and, having fitted their work upon a small iron his.

Daniel,

axle, with a drill barrel, fitted upon a square They cried their old friends of the city, who

shank, at the end of the axis, next che left hand, hał served their turns so often, and set them to

they with a drill-bow, and drill-string, carry it Clarendon,

about. get a petition,

Mokon. Neither will this shift serve the turn. Wilkins. TU'RNCOAT. n. s. (turn and coat.] One

This philosophy may pass with the most sen who forsakes his party or principles ; a sual, while they pretend to be reasonable ; but renegade. whenever they have a mind to be otherwise, to

Courtesy itself must turn to disdain, if you drink or to sleep, will serve the furr. Temple.

come in her presence.Then is courte y a turne 13. The form ; cast ; shape ; manner.

S akspeare. Our young men take up some cried-up English TU'RNER. n. s. [from turn.]' On: whose poet, without knowing wherein his thoughts are trade is to turn in a lathe.

coat.

Nor box nor limes without their use are made,

How wouldst thou have paid Smooth-grain'd and proper for the turner's trade. My better service, when my turpitude

Dryden. Thou thus dost crown with gold ? Sbakspeare. Some turners, to shew their dexterity in turn Decency imports a certain measure of one ing, turn long and slender pieces of ivory, as small as an hay-stalk.

thing to another; the preservation of which is

Moxon. properly that rule by which every thing ought TU'RNING. n. s. [from turn.] Flexure ; to act; and consequently the violation of it imwinding ; meander.

plies a turpitude or indecency.

South. I ran with headlong haste

TURQUOISE. n. s. See TURKOIS. Thro' paths and turnings often trod by day.

One show'd me a ring, he had of your daugh

Milton. ter for a monkey.-Out upon her! it was my TU'RNINGNESS. n. s. [from furning.)

turquoise, I had it when I was a bachelor. Shaks. Quality of turning; tergiversation; sub

TU'RRET. n. s. (turris, Lat.] A small terfuge.

eminence raised above the rest of the So nature formed him, to all turningness of building ; a little tower. sleights; that though no man had less goodness, Discourse, I pr'ythee, on this turret's top. no man could better find the places whence ar

Sbakspeare. guments might grow of goodness. Sidney. AU things well ordered, he withdrew' with TU'RNIP. n. s. A white esculent root.

speed The flower consists of four leaves, which are

Up to a turret high, two ports between, placed in form of a cross; out of the flower cup

That so he might be ncar at every need, rises the pointal, which afterward turns to a pod,

And overlook the lands and furrows green. divided into two cells by an intermediate pare

Fairfax. tition, to which the valves adhere on both sides,

Make Windsor hills in lofty numbers rise, and are full of roundish seeds; a carneous and

And lift her turrets nearer to the skies. Pope. tuberous root.

Miller. TU'RRETED. adj. (from turret.] Formed November is drawn with bunches of parsnips like a tower; rising like a tower. and turnips in his right-hand. Peacham.

Take a turreted lamp of tin, in the form of a The goddess rose amid the inmost round, square; the height of the turret being thrice as With wither'd turnip-tops her temples crown'd. much as the length of the lower part, whereupon Gay. the lamp standech.

Bacona Turnips hide their swelling heads below. Gay; TU'RTLE. TU'RN PIKE. n. so [turn and pike, or pique.] TU'RTLEDOVE. S torelle, Fr. tortorella,

n. so [turzle, Sax. tor. 1. A cross of two bars armed with pikes at the end, and turning on a pin, fixed to

Italian; turtur, Lat.) hinder horses from entering.

1. A species of dove.

When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, 2. Any gate by which the way is ob And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks; structed.

When turtles tread.

Sbakspeare The gates are shut, and the turnpikes locked. We'll teach him to know turtles from jays. Arbuthnot.

Shakspears. TU'RNSICK. adj. (turn and sick.] Verti Take me an heifer and a furtledove. Genesis. ginous ; giddy.

Galen propos'd the blood of turtles dropt warm If a man see another turn swiftly and long;

from cheir wings.

Wiseman. or if he look upon wheels that turn, himself 2. It is used among sailors and gluttons for waxeth turnsick.

Bacon.

a tortoise. TU'RNSOL, n. s. [beliotropium, Lat.] A plant.

Tush. inter; [Of this word I can fiud Miller.

no credible etymology.) An expression TÜ'RNSPIT. n. s. (turn and spit.] He that

of contempt. anciently turned a spit, instead of which

Tush, say they, how should God perceive it? jacks are now generally used. It is now is there knowledge in the Most High? Psalms. used of a dog that turns the spit.

Sir Thomas More found fault with his lady's I give you joy of the report

continual chiding, saying; the consideration of That he's to have a place at court;

the time, for it was lent, should restrain her. Yes, and a place he will grow rich in,

Tusb, tusb, my lord, said she, look, here is one A turnspit in the royal kitchen. Suift. step to heaven-ward, shewing him a friar's girdle. TU'RNSTILE. n. š. (turn and siile.] 'A I fear me, quoch sir Thomas, this one step will

Canden. turnpike in a footpath.

not bring you up a step higher. A turnstile is more certain

Tush, never tell me: I take it much unkindly Than, in events of war, dame fortune. Hudibras,

That thou, lago, who hast had my purse Twirling turnstiles interrupt the way,

As if the strings were thine, shculist know of this.

Sbakspesie. The thwarting passenger shall force them round.

Gay. TUSK. n. s. [tyxaf, Sax, tosken, ola FiiTU'RPENTINE, n. s. (turpentina, Italian ; sick.] The long tooth of a pugnacious

terebinthina, Lat.) The gum exuded by animal; the fang; the holding tooth. the pine, the juniper, and other trees of Some creatures have over-long, or out-grow. that kind.

ing teeth, called fangs, or tusks; as boars and As the turpentine tree I stretched out my pikes.

Bacon. branches.

Ecclesiasticus.

The boar depended upon his tusks, L'Estrange. Vertgrease grinded with turpentine, put into a

As two boars, pot, and as you use it warm it. Peacham. With rising bristles, and with frothy jaws, TU'RPITUDE. n. s. (turpitude, Fr. yurpi.

Their adverse breasts with tusks oblique they

wound. tudo, from turpis, Latin.] Essential de

Dryden.

A monstrous boar formity of words, thoughts, or actions ;

Whetting his tusks, and churning hideous foam. inherent vileness; badness.

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TU'sked. adj. [from tusk.) Furnished A primitive christian, that coming to a friend TU'sky. with tusks.

to teach him a psalm, began, I said I will look to Into the naked woods he goes,

my ways, that I offend not with my tongue : And seeks the tusky boar to rear. Dryden.

upon which he stopt his tutor, saying, This is Of those beasts po one was horned and tusked

enough, if I learn it. Government of the Tosgua too: the superfluous blood not sufficing to feed

His body thus adorn'd, he next design'd both.

With lib'ral arts to cultivate his mind:

Grew. Tu'SSUCK. n. s. [diminutive of tuz.) A

He sought a tutor of his own accord,

And study'd lessons he before abhorr'd. Drgd. tuft of grass or twigs.

Noscience is so speedily learned by the noblese The first is remarkable for the several tussucks

genius without a tudor.

Watts. orbunches of thorns, wherewith it is armed round. To Tu'ror, v. a. (from the noun.]

Grew. Tut. interj. (This seems to be the same

1. To instruct; to teach ; to document.

This boy is forest born, with tush.] A particle noting contempt. And hath been tutor'd in the rudiments Tut, tut ! grace me no grace, nor uncle me no Of many desperate studies by his uncle. Sbaks. uncle.

Sbakspeare.

He cannot be a perfect man, Tut, tut ! here's a mannerly forbearance. Not being tried and tutorid in the world. Sbukspeare.

Sbakspeart. TU TANAG. N. S.

The cock has his spurs, and he strikes his Tutanage is the Chinese name for spelter, feet inward with singular strength and order which we erroneously apply to the metal of yet he does not this by any syllogistical method

, which canisters are made, that are brought over but is merely tutored by instinct. with the tea from China ; it being a coarse 2. To treat with superiority and severity. pewter made with the lead carried from England,

I hardly yet have learn'd and tin got in the kingdom of Quintang.

T' insinuate, Aatter, bow, and bend my knee:

Woodward. Give sorrow leave a while to tutor me TU'TELAGE. n. s. (tutelle, tutelage, Fr.

To this submission.

Sbakspearl tutela, Lat.] Guardianship ; state of I take a review of my little boys mounted being 'under a guardian.

upon hobby-horses, and of little girls tutoring

their babies. The tutelage whereof, as those past worlds did please,

TU'IORAGE. n. s. [from tutor.] The auSome to Minerva gave, and some to Hercules. thority or solemnity of a tutor.

Drayton.

Children care not for the company of their If one in the possession of lands die, and leave a parents or tutors, and men will care less for minor to succeed to him, his tutelage belongeth to theirs, who would make them children by usun, the king. Drummond. ing a tutorage.

Government of the Tongue. He accoupled the ambassage with an article Tu'roress. n. s. (from tutor.] Direcin the nature of a request, chat the French king tress; instructress; governess. might, according unto his right of seignory or Fidelia shall be your tutoresá. tutelage, dispose of the marriage of the young duchess of Britany.

And, what still more his stagg'ring virtue Bacon.

try'd, TUTELAR. adj. (tutela, Lat.) Having His mother, tut'ress of that virtue, dy'd. Hertes TU'TELARY.S the charge or guardian- Tu’rsan, or parkleaves. n. s.

ship of any person or thing ; protecting ; mum, Lat.] A plant. defensive ; guardian.

TU'TTY. n. s. (tutia, low Lat. tuthie, Fr. According to the traditions of the magicians, A sublimate of zinc or calamine collectthe tutelary spirits will not remove ac common

ed in the furnace. appellations, but at the proper names of things Tuz. n. s. (I know not whether it is not a whereunto they are protectors.

Temperance, that virtue without pride, and word merely of cant.) A lock or tuft of fortune without envy, that gives indolence of hair. body, with an equality of mind; the best guar With odorous oil chy head and hair are sleek; dian of youth and support of old age; the pre And then thou kemp's the fuszes on thy cheek; cept of reason, as well as religion, and physician Of these thy barbers take a costly care. Drgd. of the soul as well as the body, the tutelar god- Twain. adj. [zpzen, barpa, Sax. both, dees of health, and universal medicine of life.

Temple. twain.] Two. An old word not now These tutelar genii who presided over the 'se used but ludicrously. veral people committed to their charge, were "T is not the tryal of a woman's war, watchful over them.

Dryden. The bitter clamour of two eager tongues, O Grecian chiefs, reward my care, Can arbitrate this cause betwixt us twain. Sure I may plead a little to your grace:

Sbakspeare, Enter'd the town; I then unbarr'd the gates,

Such smiling rogues as these,
When I remov'd the tutelary fates. Dryden. Like rats, oft bite the holy cords in twair,
Ye tutelar gods, who guard this royal fabric! Too intricate t' unloose.

Sbalspetri.
Rowe. Of my condition take no care;
TUPTOR,n. S.

n. s. (tutor, Lat. tuteur, French.) It tits not; thou and I long since are twain. One who has the care of another's learning and morals ; a teacher or instructor.

When old winter split the rocks in twain; When I am as I have been,

He stripp'd the bear's-foot of its leafy growth.

Dryden, Approach me, and thou shalt be as thou wast, The tutor and the feeder of my riots;

The trembling widow, and her daughters

twain, Till then I banish thee on pain of death.

This woeful cackling cry with horror heard. When nobles are the tailors tutors; No hereticks burnt but wenches suitors. Sbaksp. To TWANG. v. n. (A word formed from

Mere.

(andros..

But you,

Milton.

Sbakspeart.

Drydes,

1

row.

the sound.] To sound with a quick

To rouse him from lethargick dump,
He tweak'd his nose.

Butler. sharp noise.

Look in their face, they tweak'd your nose. Arthousand twanging instruments Will hum about mine ears.

Swift. Sbakspeare. TWEAGUE. I n. s. [from the verb.] PerHis quiver o'er his shoulders Phæbus threw, His bow twang'd, and his arrows rattled as they

TWEAK. s plexity; ludicrous distress. flew.

Dryden.

A low word. With her thund'ring voice she menac'd high, This put the old fellow in a rare tweague. And every accent twang'd with smarting sor

Arbutbrot. Dryden. To Twe'EDLE. v.a. (I know not whence The twanging bows

derived.) To handle lightly. Used of Send showers of shafts, that on their barbed

awkward fiddling. points Alternate ruin bear.

Philips.

A fidler brought in with him a body of lusty Sounds the tough horn, and twangs the qui

young fellows, whom he had tweedied into the v'ring string.

Popes
service.

Addison. To Twang. v.a. To make to sounä Twe’EZERS. 9. s. Cetuy, French.] Nippers, sharply.

or small pincers, to pluck off hairs.

There heros' wits are kept in pond'rous vases, A swaggering accent sharply twang'd off, gives manhood approbation.

Sbakspeare.

And beaus' in snuff-boxes and tweezer cases. TWANG.

Pope. ;. n. s. [from the verb.]

TWELFTH. adj. [zpelfta, Saxon.) Se. 1. A sharp quick sound. They by the sound and twang of nose,

cond after the tenth; the ordinal of If all be sound within, disclose. Butler.

twelve. So swells each wind-pipe; ass intones to ass, He found Elisha plowing with twelve yoke Harmonic twang of leather, horn and brass. of oxen, and he with the twelftb. 1 Kings:

Pope.

Supposing, according to the standard, five shil. 2. An affected modulation of the voice.

lings were to weigh an ounce, wanting about sixIf he be but a person in vogue with the mul

teen grains, whereof one twelfth were copper, titude, he can make popular, rambling, incohe

and eleven twelfths silver, it is plain here the

Locke. rent stuff, seasoned with twang and tautology,

quantity of silver gives the value. pass for high rhetorick.

Soutb. TWE'LFTHTIDE, n. s. The twelfth day He has such a twang, in his discourse, and after Christmas. ungraceful way of speaking through his nose, Plough-munday, next after that twelfthtide, that one can hardly understand him. Arbuthnot. Bids out with the plough.

Tusser, TWANG. interj. A word marking a quick TwelVE. adj. [zpelf, Saxon.) Two

action accompanied with a sharp sound. and ten ; twice six. Little used, and little deserving to be

Thou hast beat me out twelve several times. used.

Sbakspeare. There's one, the very best in all my quiver,

Had we no quarrel else to Rome, but that Twang! thro' his very heart and liver.' Prior.

Thou art thence banish'd, we would muster all

From twelve to twenty; TWA'NGLING. adj. [from twang.] Con

Sbakspeare.

What man talk'd with you yesternight, temptibly noisy.

Out at your window, betwixt twelve and one? She did call me rascal, fidler,

Sbakspeare. And twangling jack, with twenty such vile terms. On his left hand twelve reverend owls did fly:

Sbakspeare.

So Romulus, 't is sung, by Tyber's brook, ToTWANK.v.n. (corrupted from twang.] Presage of sway from twice six vultures took. To make to sound.

Dryden. A freeman of London has the privilege of TWE'LVEMONTH. n. s. [twelve and disturbing a whole street with twanking of a month.] A year, as consisting of twelve brass kettie.

Addison.

months. "Twas, Contracted from it was.

I shall laugh at this a twelvemonth hence. If he asks who bid thee, say 't wes I. Dryden.

Shakspeare. To Twa'ttle. v. n. [schwatzen, Germ.] This year or twelvemonth, by reason that the To prate ; to gabble; to chatter,

moon's months are shorter than those of the It is not for every twattling gossip to under sun, is about eleven days shorter than the sun's take.

L'Estrange.
year.

Holder, TWAY. For TWAIN.

Taking the shoots of the past spring, and Gyon's angry blade so fierce did play

pegging them down in very rich earth perfectly On th' other's helmet, which as Titan shone,

consumed, watering them upon all occasions, by That quite it clove his plumed crest in tway.

this time twelvemontb they will be ready to reSpenser.

Evelyn. TwA'Y BLADE. n. s. [ophris, Latin.] A

In the space of about a twelvemontb I have

run out of a whole thousand pound upon her. polypetalous flower, consisting of six

Addison. dissimilar leaves, of which the five upper Not twice a twelvemorth you appear in print. ones are so disposed, as to represent in

Pope. some measure an helmet, the under one Twe'lvePence. n. s. [twelve and pence.] being headed and shaped like a man. A shilling

Miller. TWE'LVEPENNY. adj. [twelve and penny.] To Twear. I v. a. [It is written tweag

Sold for a shilling. To Tweak.) by Skinner, but tweak by

I would wish no other revenge, from this rhymother writers ; twacken, German.] To

ing judge of the twelveperny gallery. Dryden. pinch ; to squeeze between the fingers. Twe'LVESCORE. adj. [twelve and score.]

Who calls me villain, breaks my pate across, Twelve times twenty; two hundred and Tweaks me by the pose. Sbakspeare. forty.

move.

This year,

Late

Twevescore viragos of the Spartan race. Dryd. I'll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle. TWE'NTIETH. adj. [zpenzeogoda, Sax.)

Sbakspeare. Twice tenth; ordinal of twenty.

The sides and aim sewed together after the manner of twiggen work.

Grow. The twentieth from the firing the capitol, Twi'GGY, adj. [from twig.] Full of As fatal too to Rome, by all predictions.

twigs.

Ben Jonson. Twi’LIGHT. 2. s. (tweelicbt, Dutch; Why was not I the twentieth by descent From a long restive race of droning kings?

tpeoneleoht, Saxon.)

Dryden. i. The dubious or faint-light before sun. This crown must now be raised, and coined rise, and after sunset; obscure light. one twentieth lighter; which is nothing but Her twilights were more clear than our midchanging the denomination, calling that a crown

day.

Denne. now, which yesterday was but a part, viz. nine Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats teen twenticiba.

Locke. amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight. Cero TWE'NTÝ. udj. [tpentig, Saxon.]

tainly they are to be well guarded.

Bacen. 1. Twice ten.

2. Uncertain view. Hammond seldom did eat or drink more than A faint weak love of virtue, and of good, once in twenty-four hours, and some fruit to Reflects from her on them, which understood wards night.

Fell. Her worth; and though she have shut in all day, At least nineteen in twenty of these perplex The twilight of her memory doth stay. Denne. ing words might be changed into easy ones. He that saw hell in 's melancholy dream,

Swift. And, in the twilight of his phancy's theme 2. A proverbial or indefinite number.

Scar'd from his sins, repented in a fright, Maximilian, upon twenty respects, could not

Had he view'd Scotland, had turn'd proselyte. have been the man.

*Cleaveland. Bacon. Twi'BIL. n. s. [twy for two, and bill;

Ambrosial night, with clouds exhald

From that high mount of God, whence light and bipennis, Latin.] halbert. Ainsw.

shade Twice. adv. [zpigið, Saxon; twees, Spring both, the face of brightest heav'n had Dutch.]

chang'd 3. Two times.

To grateful twiligbt.

Milton. Upon his crest he strack him so,

When the sun was down, That twice he reeled, ready twice to fall. Spens. They just arriv'd by twilight at à town. Dryden. He trvice essay'd to cast his son in gold;

In the greatest part of our concernment he Twice from his hands he dropp'd the forming

has afforded us only the twilight of probability, mould.

Dryden.

suitable to our state of mediocrity. 9. Doubly.

TWILIGHT. adj. A little sum you mourn, while most have met 1. Not clearly or brightly illuminated; With twice the loss, and by as vile a cheat. obscure ; deeply shaded.

Dryden. When the sun begins to fling 3. It is often used in composition.

His Baring beams, me, goddess, bring Life is tedious as a twice-told tale,

To arched walks of twilight groves,

Milton Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. Shakse. O'er the twilight groves, and dusky, caves,

Twice-born Bacchus burst the thund'rer's thigh, Long-sounding isles, and intermingled graves, And all the gods that wander through the sky. Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws

Creech. A death-like silence, and a dread repose. Popi. Extol the strength of a twice-conquer'd race. 2. Seen or done by twilight.

Dryden. On old Lycæus, or Cyllene hoar, To Twi'dle. v. a. [This is commonly Trip no more in twilight ranks. Milter.

written tweedle.) To touch lightly. Twin, n. s. [zpinn, Saxon; tweelingen, A low word.

Dutch.] With my fingers upon the stupe, I pressed close upon it, and swidled it in, first one side,

I. Children born at a birth. It is therefore then the other.

Wiseman.

seldom used in the singular; though TWIG. n. s. [zpig, tpigga, Saxon; tryg,

sometimes it is used for one of twins. Dutch.] A small shoot of a branch ; a

In this mystery of ill opinions, here's the twia switch tough and long.

brother of thy letter; but let thine inherit first, The Britons had boats made of willow tarigs,

for mine never shall.

Sbakspeare. covered on the outside with hides, and so had the

In bestowing Venetians.

He was most princely: ever witness for him

Raleigh. They chose the fig-tree, such as spread her

Those twins of learning, Ipswich and Oxford.

Stakspears

If that moment of the time of birth be of such
Branching so broad and long, that in the ground
The hended twigs take root.

Milton.
moment, whence proceedeth the great differ

: Canse thou with a weak angle strike the whale,

ence of the constitutions of twins, which, though His huge jaw with a twig or bulrush bore ?

together born, have strange and contrary for, tunes?

Drummond. Sandys.

The divided dam If they cut the twigs at evening, a plentiful and pleasant juice comes out.

Runs to the summons of her hungry lamb;

More.
From parent bough

But when the twin cries halves, she quits the
first.

Cleareland. A cyon meetly sever; after force A way into the crabstock's close-wrought grain

No weight of birth did on one side prevail, By wedges, and within the living wound

Two twins less even lie in Nature's scale. Inclose the foster twig, around which spread The binding clay.

They came twins from the womb, and still TWIGGEN. adj. [from twig.] Made of

they live twigs; wicker.

As if they would go twins too to the grire.

Odwigi

arms,

Corulsy.

Pbilips.

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