There is no older money than the monarchy and no newer money than sport, and rarely do the twain meet.
By horseback and hoof, twain takes us from the Mormon Theocracy of Utah to the wide-open craziness in the Sierra mining fields.
The boy grandly compliments twain on all his “little efforts”—meaning his books.
A few months later, twain had a falling out with Isabel and he abruptly fired her.
twain taught me that although the act of writing is solitary, the context that sustains it is social.
The twain also engaged in the fancy business, having a store in Broadway, above Grand street.
At that moment the lieutenant cleaved the skull of the man in twain.
In this fashion, then, did we draw Antony back to Cleopatra, that the ruin of the twain might be made sure.
The state of being to which these twain have now arrived is the highest and best in life.
True to its aim, the weapon struck the face of the young hunter, almost cleaving his head in twain.
Old English twegen (masc.) "two" (masc. nominative and accusative), from Proto-Germanic *twa- (see two). The word outlasted the breakdown of gender in Middle English and survived as a secondary form of two, especially in cases where the numeral follows a noun. Its continuation into modern times was aided by its use in KJV and the Marriage Service, in poetry (where it is a useful rhyme word), and in oral use where it is necessary to be clear that two and not to or too is meant.