atwain, a twain (adv.) Old form(s): a twaine
in two, into two parts
KL II.ii.72[disguised Kent to Cornwall, of Oswald] Such smiling rogues as these, / Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain [i.e. the bonds that join people together] [F; Q in twaine]
LC.6[of a maid] Tearing of papers, breaking rings a twain
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