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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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

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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

twain n 1: two items of the same kind [syn: couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):

TWAIN Technology Without An Important Name
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

TWAIN 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 name." 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. The TWAIN Working Group ( (2000-02-25)
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. Headwords: Twain, CA Twain