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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thwaite \Thwaite\, n. (Zool.) The twaite. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thwaite \Thwaite\, n. [CF. Icel. [thorn]veit a piece of land, fr. [thorn]v[imac]ta to cut. See Thwite, and cf. Doit, and Twaite land cleared of woods.] Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Note: Thwaite occurs in composition as the last element in many names of places in the north of England; as, in Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite. [1913 Webster]