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Twins

 (twĭnz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
See Gemini.

Twins

(twɪnz)
pl n
(Celestial Objects) the Twins the constellation Gemini, the third sign of the zodiac
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twins - (mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each othertwins - (mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each other
mineralogy - the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them
crystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
2.twins - the third sign of the zodiacTwins - the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20
Translations

twins

n., pl. gemelos, mellizos, jimaguas, uno de dos hijos nacidos de un mismo embarazo;
dizygotic ______ dicigóticos;
identical ______ idénticos;
monozygotic ______ monocigotos;
Siamese ______ siameses;
true ______ univitelino.
References in classic literature ?
She indicated the twins with a nod of her head, and tucked it back out of sight again.
She has conceived the curious idea that Cathy is TWINS, and that one of them is a boy-twin and failed to get segregated - got submerged, is the idea.
No, indeed," replied the twins; "it's awfully difficult to be a twin.
At an early hour in the evening the Farival twins were prevailed upon to play the piano.
She was wont to say plaintively, "I'm afraid the faculties was too much divided up between my twins.
For the step-mother was very cruel to the twins, and beat them, and half-starved them, and constantly drove them out of the house; for her one idea was to get them out of the way.
Davy and Dora, the Green Gables twins, whisked the babies off to the garden.
Minnie May did not take kindly to the ipecac but Anne had not brought up three pairs of twins for nothing.
I can't get away from twins, it seems," smiled Anne.
Jaggers whenever he raised them from the table, and was as dry and distant to me as if there were twin Wemmicks and this was the wrong one.
THERE are some qualities -- some incorporate things, That have a double life, which thus is made A type of that twin entity which springs From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
One of their company, an old man, said, "Let us cease lamenting, my mates, for, as it seems to me, sorrow is always the twin sister of joy; and it was only to be looked for that we, who just now were over-rejoiced, should next have something to make us sad.