Twire (?), n. [Cf. D. tweern, G. zwirn, and E. twine.]

A twisted filament; a thread.

[Obs.]

Locke.

 

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Twire, v. i. [Cf. MHG. zwieren, E. thwart, and queer.]

1.

To peep; to glance obliquely; to leer.

[Obs.]

Which maids will twire 'tween their fingers. B. Jonson.

I saw the wench that twired and twinkled at thee. Beau. & Fl.

2.

To twinkle; to glance; to gleam.

[Obs.]

When sparkling stars twire not. Shak.

 

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Twire, v. i.

To sing, or twitter.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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