Twain (?), a. & n. [OE. twein, tweien, tweyne, AS. tw&emac;gen, masc. See Two.]

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. Matt. v. 41.

In twain, in halves; into two parts; asunder.

When old winder split the rocks in twain. Dryden.

-- Twain cloud. Meteor. Same as Cumulo-stratus.


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