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Definition of Twins
TwinTwin Twin, a. [OE. twin double, AS. getwinne two and two, pl.,
twins; akin to D. tweeling a twin, G. zwilling, OHG.
zwiniling, Icel. tvennr, tvinnr, two and two, twin, and to
AS. twi- two. See Twice, Two.]
1. Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or
2. Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing
the relation of a twin to something else; -- often
followed by to or with. --Shak.
3. (Bot.) Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding
4. (Crystallog.) Composed of parts united according to some
definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.
Twin boat, or Twin ship (Naut.), a vessel whose deck and
upper works rest on two parallel hulls.
Twin crystal. See Twin, n., 4.
Twin flower (Bot.), a delicate evergreen plant (Linn[ae]a
borealis) of northern climates, which has pretty,
fragrant, pendulous flowers borne in pairs on a slender
Twin-screw steamer, a steam vessel propelled by two screws,
one on either side of the plane of the keel. TwinTwin Twin, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To bring forth twins. --Tusser.
2. To be born at the same birth. --Shak. TwinTwin Twin, n.
1. One of two produced at a birth, especially by an animal
that ordinarily brings forth but one at a birth; -- used
chiefly in the plural, and applied to the young of beasts
as well as to human young.
2. pl. (Astron.) A sign and constellation of the zodiac;
Gemini. See Gemini.
3. A person or thing that closely resembles another.
4. (Crystallog.) A compound crystal composed of two or more
crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with
reference to each other.
Note: The relative position of the parts of a twin may be
explained by supposing one part to be revolved 180[deg]
about a certain axis (called the twinning axis), this
axis being normal to a plane (called the twinning
plane) which is usually one of the fundamental planes
of the crystal. This revolution brings the two parts
into parallel position, or vice versa. A contact twin
is one in which the parts are united by a plane
surface, called the composition face, which is usually
the same as the twinning plane. A penetration twin is
one in which the parts interpenetrate each other, often
very irregularly. Twins are also called, according to
form, cruciform, geniculated, etc.
Twin Twin, v. i.
To depart from a place or thing. [Obs.] ``Ere that we farther
Meaning of Twins from wikipedia
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by the same pregnancy. Twins
can be either monozygotic
that they develop
from one zygote, which...
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are an American professional baseball
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in Major League Baseball
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in utero. A very rare phenomenon, the occurrence
from 1 in 49,000 births
to 1 in 189...
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as a duo, are American fashion designers
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(born 1981) Tyler Winklevoss
(born 1929), died in infancy. When the twins
were three years
old, they contracted
diphtheria. The twins first attended
Wood Close School
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in the Country
is set at the beginning
of the following
summer. The second
part of the summer
in The Bobbsey Twins
at the Seas****...
not to perform together under
the name "Thompson Twins
". The remaining Thompson Twins
, who had not in fact "broken up", decided
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