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Round your knees, my father, I twine this body, which my mother bare you.

His fingers were in that hairy throat, where they had itched to twine.

Roll the veal round it, and sew it or tie it securely with twine.

Some vie to set slips and twine them, which sometimes, but seldome thriue all.

Mrs. Vercoe included cheese and bacon, rope and twine, and baskets.

What with pins and twine and trusting to chance, they will get along.

This done, he made a slipnoose on one end of a piece of twine.

"Dead," Gordon said to the woman, as she came up with the twine.

No; our luck was in to-day, when they discovered us instead of Twine's squadron.

It would seem as if any twine would do to tie a package like that, wouldn't it, Don?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English twin "double thread," from Proto-Germanic *twizna- (cf. Dutch twijn, Low German twern, German zwirn "twine, thread"), from the same root as twin (q.v.). The verb meaning "to twist strands together to form twine" is recorded from late 13c.; sense of "to twist around something" (as twine does) is recorded from c.1300. Related: Twined; twining.

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