/ (θweɪt) /

noun(in place names)
  1. a piece of land cleared from forest or reclaimed from wasteland

Origin of thwaite

from Old Norse thveit paddock

Words Nearby thwaite

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How to use thwaite in a sentence

  • "It's an ill wind as blows nobody good," said thwaite himself.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • thwaite's wife had a practical enough explanation of the case.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • It would have been as easy for Marker to send the note to thwaite, whom he had long known.

    The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
  • I think thwaite is good enough, and I should be no manner of use.

    The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
  • He found thwaite at breakfast, just returned from his travels.

    The Half-Hearted | John Buchan