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 for Increase twist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Increase \In"crease\ (?; 277), n. [OE. encres, encresse. See
     Increase, v. i.]
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     1. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number,
        intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.
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              As if increase of appetite had grown
              By what it fed on.                    --Shak.
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              For things of tender kind for pleasure made
              Shoot up with swift increase, and sudden are
              decay'd.                              --Dryden.
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     2. That which is added to the original stock by augmentation
        or growth; produce; profit; interest.
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              Take thou no usury of him, or increase. --Lev. xxv.
                                                    36.
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              Let them not live to taste this land's increase.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. Progeny; issue; offspring.
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              All the increase of thy house shall die in the
              flower of their age.                  --1 Sam. ii.
                                                    33.
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     4. Generation. [Obs.] "Organs of increase." --Shak.
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     5. (Astron.) The period of increasing light, or luminous
        phase; the waxing; -- said of the moon.
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              Seeds, hair, nails, hedges, and herbs will grow
              soonest if set or cut in the increase of the moon.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     Increase twist, the twixt of a rifle groove in which the
        angle of twist increases from the breech to the muzzle.
  
     Syn: Enlargement; extension; growth; development; increment;
          addition; accession; production.
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