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(Twin"er) n. (Bot.) Any plant which twines about a support.
(Twinge) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Twinging.] [OE. twengen, AS. twengan; akin
to OE. twingen to pain, afflict, OFries. thwinga, twinga, dwinga, to constrain, D. dwingen, OS. thwingan,
G. zwingen, OHG. dwingan, thwingan, to press, oppress, overcome, Icel. þvinga, Sw. tvinga to subdue,
constrain, Dan. twinge, and AS. þün to press, OHG. duhen, and probably to E. thong. Perhaps influenced
by twitch. Cf. Thong.]
1. To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
When a man is past his sense,Hudibras.
There's no way to reduce him thence,
But twinging him by the ears or
Or laying on of heavy blows.
2. To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.
The gnat . . . twinged him [the lion] till he made him tearL'Estrange.
himself, and so mastered him.
(Twinge), v. i. To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or
shooting pain; as, the side twinges.
1. A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.
A master that gives you . . . twinges by the ears.L' Estrange.
2. A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side.
" A twinge for my own sin." Dryden.
(Twin"ing) a. Winding around something; twisting; embracing; climbing by winding about a support; as,
the hop is a twinning plant.
(Twin"ing), a. The act of one who, or that which, twines; (Bot.) the act of climbing spirally.
(Twink) v. i. [OE. twinken. See Twinkle.] To twinkle. [Obs.]
1. A wink; a twinkling. [Obs.]
2. (Zoöl.) The chaffinch. [Prov. Eng.]
(Twin"kle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinkled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Twinkling ] [OE. twinklen, AS. twinclian; akin
to OE. twinken to blink, wink, G. zwinken, zwinkern, and perhaps to E. twitch.]
1. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.
The owl fell a moping and twinkling.L' Estrange.
2. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.
These stars not twinkle when viewed through telescopes that have large apertures.Sir I. Newton.
The western sky twinkled with stars.Sir W. Scott.