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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
are two offspring produced
by the same pregnancy. Twins
can be either monozygotic
that they develop
from one zygote, which...
) are a pair of NASA instruments aboard
two United States National Reconnaissance Office
- The Minnesota Twins
are an American professional baseball
in Minneapolis. The Twins compete
in Major League Baseball
(MLB) as a member
- Conjoined twins
– po****rly referred
to as Siamese twins
– are twins joined
in utero. It is a very rare phenomenon, estimated
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came out, Les Twins
at a time when the child mortality
rate was high among
the British working
class. In the interwar
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that one of the twins
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of Cocteau Twins releases
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- The Wonder Twins
(Zan and Jayna) are a fictional extraterrestrial twin brother
and sister superhero
duo who first appeared
in Hanna-Barbera's American...
not to perform together under
the name "Thompson Twins
". The remaining Thompson Twins
, who had not in fact broken
to go abroad
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