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twine / twīn/ • n. strong thread or string consisting of two or more strands of hemp, cotton, or nylon twisted together. • v. [tr.] cause to wind or spiral round something: she twined her arms around his neck. ∎  [intr.] (of a plant) grow so as to spiral around a support: runner beans twined around canes. ∎  interlace: a spray of jasmine was twined in her hair. DERIVATIVES: twin·er n. ORIGIN: Old English twīn ‘thread, linen,’ from the Germanic base of twi- ‘two’; related to Dutch twijn.

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twine thread of two or more strands. OE. twīn, twiġin linen = Du. twijn twine, twist, f. Gmc. *twi- TWI-,
Hence vb. XIII.

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twine: see cordage.

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