Definitions for twain
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couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duadnoun
two items of the same kind
A standard software protocol and applications programming interface (API) that regulates communication between software applications and imaging devices such as scanners and digital cameras
Etymology: From tweyne, tweien, twaine, from feminine of twegen, from twai, from dwó. Compare the word two.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Gyon’s angry blade so fierce did play
On th’ other’s helmet, which as Titan shone,
That quit it clove his plumed crest in tway. Fairy Q.
Two. An old word, not now used but ludicrously.
Etymology: twgen, batwa , both twain, Saxon.
’Tis not the tryal of a woman’s war,
The bitter clamour of two eager tongues,
Can arbitrate this cause betwixt us twain. William Shakespeare.
Such smiling rogues as these,
Like rats, oft bite the holy cords in twain,
Too intricate t’ unloose. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Of my condition take no care;
It fits not; thou and I long since are twain. John Milton.
When old winter split the rocks in twain;
He strip’d the bears-foot of its leafy growth. Dryden.
The trembling widow, and her daughters twain,
This woeful cackling cry with horror heard. Dryden.
two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque
TWAIN is a standard software protocol and applications programming interface that regulates communication between software applications and imaging devices such as scanners and digital cameras. TWAIN is not a hardware-level protocol, it requires a driver called Data Source for each device. The latest version of the TWAIN standard is TWAIN 2.2, released on February 16, 2012. TWAIN 2.2 features include Self-Certification and the white papers for Mandatory Features and Capability Ordering incorporated into the body of the TWAIN Specification. Data Sources advertise the DG / DAT operations they support. A single chapter defines the entire symbolic and numeric space for the TWAIN 2.2 Specification. Constraining a capability is now distinct from the ability to get, set and reset its current value. References the Sample Code for Applications and Data Sources. New definitions added for multiple color dropout, double document detection, negotiable image segments, greater control of warning and error dialogs from the data source, paper handling, printing and the ability to detect both busy and locked data sources. TWAIN Working Group.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
twān, n. two, a couple, pair.—In twain, asunder. [A.S. twégen (masc.), two.]
The numerical value of twain in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of twain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
You never know what you're getting into, what you're walking into, she looked at my heritage. She tried to do Italian meals for our lunch, and then we just talked, like girlfriends. I mean, we talked about literature, Shakespeare, we talked about Mark Twain, we talked about exercise. I mean, stuff that just women do when they get together, and they feel like they have something in common.
I remember my mother saying that Professor Marks met Mark Twain and Buffalo Bill, [But] as a small child, I wasn’t really interested in it.
I ’m not big on putting all these sayings up around, you know,( like by) Mark Twain. They read them one time and they’re wall space, but if I had one to put up, it would be ‘ play better. ’.
I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain
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