Other definitions for Twain (2 of 2)
Mark, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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History has passed on the sense that the twain didn’t meet between the cold reason of science and messy passions of art.Who Said Science and Art Were Two Cultures? - Issue 108: Change | Kevin Berger | November 17, 2021 | Nautilus
After downing oysters for breakfast and lunch, twain wrote in 1864 he felt compelled “to move upon the supper works and destroy oysters done up in all kinds of seductive styles.”Undersea vertical farms could be the future of sustainable seafood | Maria Finn/Hothouse | October 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Cosby had turned down the Mark twain Prize for American Humor twice before.
Mark twain famously said courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS | Josh Robin | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
twain taught me that although the act of writing is solitary, the context that sustains it is social.
twain found a way forward by making friends with other young writers.
In 1861, the year twain went to Nevada, it had more than five thousand.
So the twain walked on very lovingly together, Dorothy gazing sadly and fondly at every well-known object in her path.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
It is used in describing the operation of cutting in twain the animal sacrificed at the ratification of a covenant.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
The twain immediately started, and roared in unison with their host most tremendously!The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
It is not, as Mark twain would say, that there is anything the matter with it, Scotch beef is the best in the world.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
He pretended that it was five hundred years' journey from one to another, and that he cleft the moon in twain.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for twain (1 of 2)
an archaic word for two
British Dictionary definitions for Twain (2 of 2)
Mark, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens . 1835–1910, US novelist and humorist, famous for his classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
Shania (ʃəˈnaɪə), real name Eilleen Regina Edwards. born 1965, Canadian country-rock singer; her bestselling recordings include The Woman In Me (1995) Come On Over (1997), and UP! (2002)
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