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

  Twister \Twist"er\, n.
     1. One who twists; specifically, the person whose occupation
        is to twist or join the threads of one warp to those of
        another, in weaving.
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     2. The instrument used in twisting, or making twists.
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              He, twirling his twister, makes a twist of the
              twine.                                --Wallis.
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     3. (Carp.) A girder. --Craig.
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     4. (Man.) The inner part of the thigh, the proper place to
        rest upon when on horseback. --Craig.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  twister
      n 1: a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring
           over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending
           toward the ground [syn: tornado, twister]
      2: small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer
         than doughnuts [syn: cruller, twister]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "twister":
     apple fritter, baguio, beignet, beignet aux pommes, bismarck,
     cheat, con man, confidence man, crook, cruller, cyclone, deceiver,
     doughnut, dust devil, fastnacht, fraud, friedcake, fritter,
     hurricane, imposter, impostor, mountebank, olykoek, rainspout,
     raised doughnut, rogue, rotary storm, sand column, sandspout,
     scoundrel, sinker, swindler, tornado, trickster, typhoon,
     waterspout, whirlblast, whirlwind, wind eddy
  
  

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