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

  Twin \Twin\, v. i.
     To depart from a place or thing. [Obs.] "Ere that we farther
     twin." --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twin \Twin\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To bring forth twins. --Tusser.
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     2. To be born at the same birth. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twin \Twin\, v. t.
     1. To cause to be twins, or like twins in any way. --Shak.
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              Still we moved
              Together, twinned, as horse's ear and eye.
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     2. To separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to
        remove; also, to strip; to rob. [Obs.]
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              The life out of her body for to twin. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twin \Twin\, n.
     1. One of two produced at a birth, especially by an animal
        that ordinarily brings forth but one at a birth; -- used
        chiefly in the plural, and applied to the young of beasts
        as well as to human young.
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     2. pl. (Astron.) A sign and constellation of the zodiac;
        Gemini. See Gemini.
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     3. A person or thing that closely resembles another.
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     4. (Crystallog.) A compound crystal composed of two or more
        crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with
        reference to each other.
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     Note: The relative position of the parts of a twin may be
           explained by supposing one part to be revolved 180[deg]
           about a certain axis (called the twinning axis), this
           axis being normal to a plane (called the twinning
           plane) which is usually one of the fundamental planes
           of the crystal. This revolution brings the two parts
           into parallel position, or vice versa. A contact twin
           is one in which the parts are united by a plane
           surface, called the composition face, which is usually
           the same as the twinning plane. A penetration twin is
           one in which the parts interpenetrate each other, often
           very irregularly. Twins are also called, according to
           form, cruciform, geniculated, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twin \Twin\ (tw[i^]n), a. [OE. twin double, AS. getwinne two and
     two, pl., twins; akin to D. tweeling a twin, G. zwilling,
     OHG. zwiniling, Icel. tvennr, tvinnr, two and two, twin, and
     to AS. twi- two. See Twice, Two.]
     1. Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or
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     2. Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing
        in the relation of a twin to something else; -- often
        followed by to or with. --Shak.
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     3. (Bot.) Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding
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     4. (Crystallog.) Composed of parts united according to some
        definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.
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     Twin boat, or Twin ship (Naut.), a vessel whose deck and
        upper works rest on two parallel hulls.
     Twin crystal. See Twin, n., 4.
     Twin flower (Bot.), a delicate evergreen plant ({Linnaea
        borealis) of northern climates, which has pretty,
        fragrant, pendulous flowers borne in pairs on a slender
     Twin-screw steamer, a steam vessel propelled by two screws,
        one on either side of the plane of the keel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: being two identical [syn: duplicate, matching,
             twin(a), twinned]
      n 1: either of two offspring born at the same time from the same
      2: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
         [syn: Gemini, Twin]
      3: a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho [syn:
         Twin, Twin Falls]
      4: a duplicate copy [syn: counterpart, similitude, twin]
      v 1: duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face
           and chest in reverse" [syn: twin, duplicate,
      2: bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is
         coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my
         daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired
         with a partner for collaboration on the project" [syn:
         match, mate, couple, pair, twin]
      3: grow as twins; "twin crystals"
      4: give birth to twins

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "twin":
     Doppelganger, Janus-like, accessory, accompanying, actual thing,
     alike, all one, all the same, ally, alter ego, ambidextrous,
     analogon, analogous, analogue, associate, associated, attendant,
     attending, bifacial, bifold, biform, bifurcated, bilateral, binary,
     binate, biparous, bipartisan, bipartite, bivalent, brother,
     carbon copy, clone, close copy, close match, coequal, cognate,
     coincident, collateral, combine, combined, companion, comparable,
     compeer, complement, concomitant, concurrent, conduplicate,
     congenator, congener, conjoint, connect, consubstantial,
     coordinate, copy, correlate, correlative, correspondent,
     corresponding, counterpart, couple, coupled, dead ringer,
     dichotomous, disomatous, ditto, double, double-faced, duadic, dual,
     dualistic, dupe, duple, duplex, duplicate, duplicated, dyadic,
     effigy, equal, equipollent, equivalent, exact counterpart,
     exact likeness, exactly alike, facsimile, fellow, geminate,
     geminated, homograph, homonym, homoousian, homophone, icon, idem,
     identic, identical, identical same, idol, image, indistinguishable,
     ingeminate, join, joined, joint, just alike, kindred spirit, like,
     likeness, link, living image, living picture, match, matched,
     matching, mate, miniature, mirroring, model, multiply by two,
     mutual, near duplicate, no other, none other, obverse, of a kind,
     of a piece, of a size, one, opposite number, pair, paired,
     parallel, paralleling, peer, pendant, photograph, picture,
     portrait, reciprocal, redouble, reduplicate, reflection, repeat,
     replica, replicate, reproduce, resemblance, ringer, rival, rubbing,
     same, second, second self, secondary, selfsame, semblance, shadow,
     similar, similitude, simulacrum, simultaneous, sister, soul mate,
     spit and image, spitting image, such, suchlike, synonym, tally,
     the like of, the likes of, the same, the same difference, trace,
     tracing, twain, twinned, two, two-faced, two-level, two-ply,
     two-sided, two-story, twofold, undifferent, very image,
     very picture, very same, without difference, without distinction,

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