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Twain, two (never before a substantive): Ven. 123. Ven. 123 Ven. 123 Lucr. 405. Lucr. 405 Sonn. 39, 13 (to make one t. == to unite two in one). Phoen. 25. Tp. I, 2, 438. LLL V, 2, 48. Mids. V, 151. Merch. III, 2, 329. Shr. II, 306. Wint. IV, 4, 674. R2 I, 1, 50. V, 3, 134. H6B V, 1, 55. H6C IV, 1, 135. Troil. I, 3, 185. IV, 5, 123. Mcb. III, 1, 28. Hml. III, 2, 238. Lr. IV, 1, 44. IV, 6, 211. V, 3, 319. Ant. I, 4, 73. II, 1, 35. III, 4, 30. Cymb. III, 6, 87. V, 4, 70. “to cleave a heart in t.” Meas. III, 1, 63. “yourself in t. divide,” H6A IV, 5, 49. “this staff was broke in t.” H6B I, 2, 26. Troil. I, 1, 35. II, 3, 256. Rom. V, 3, 99. Hml. III, 4, 156. Lr. II, 2, 80 (Ff a-twain). Oth. V, 2, 206 (Q1 a-twain). “we two must be t.” Sonn. 36, 1 (parted, separated). “they two are t.” Troil. III, 1, 111. Rom. III, 5, 241. both t. == both, the one as well as the other: “both find each other, and I lose both t.” Sonn. 42, 11. “I remit both t.” LLL V, 2, 459.
Substantively, == pair, couple: “how true a t. seemeth this concordant one,” Phoen. 45. “to bless this t.” Tp. IV, 104. “when such a mutual pair and such a t. can do't,” Ant. I, 1, 38.
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