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

  Twain \Twain\ (tw[=a]n), a. & n. [OE. twein, tweien, tweyne, AS.
     tw[=e]gen, masc. See Two.]
     Two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in
     poetry and burlesque. "Children twain." --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]
           And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with
           him twain.                               --Matt. v. 41.
     [1913 Webster]
     In twain, in halves; into two parts; asunder.
        [1913 Webster]
              When old winter split the rocks in twain. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     Twain cloud. (Meteor.) Same as Cumulo-stratus.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: two items of the same kind [syn: couple, pair,
           twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet,
           distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Technology Without An Important Name

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      An image capture API for Microsoft
     Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems that
     enables the user to control a scanner or digital camera
     from image processing software.
     TWAIN was first released on 1992-02-29 and is currently
     ratified at version 2.0 as of 2005-11-28.  It is maintained by
     the TWAIN Working Group.
     Kevin Bier, chairman-emeritus of the TWAIN Working Group and
     the one of the original co-author/editors of TWAIN 1.0, chose
     the name TWAIN after reading letters by Mark Twain.  It was
     unofficially considered to mean "toolkit without an important
     The word "twain" is an archaic form meaning "two".  It appears
     in Kipling's "The Ballad of East and West" - "...and never the
     twain shall meet...", reflecting the difficulty, at the time,
     of connecting scanners and personal computers.  It was
     up-cased to TWAIN to make it more distinctive.  This led
     people to believe it was an acronym, and then to a contest to
     come up with an expansion.  None were selected, but the entry
     "Technology Without An Interesting Name" continues to haunt
     the standard.
     http://twain.org/)">The TWAIN Working Group (http://twain.org/).

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Twain, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
     Population (2000):    87
     Housing Units (2000): 57
     Land area (2000):     7.419895 sq. miles (19.217440 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.419895 sq. miles (19.217440 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            80952
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             40.018101 N, 121.048898 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     95984
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Twain, CA

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