'tween


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'tween

 (twēn)
prep.
Between.

'tween

(twiːn)
contraction of
between

'tween

(twin)

prep.
contraction of between.
[1250–1300; Middle English twene, aph. variant of atwene (see a-1) or betwene between]
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Adv.1.'tween - in between'tween - in between; "two houses with a tree between"
References in classic literature ?
ALL that the boatswain, out of a superabundance of yells, could make clear to Captain MacWhirr was the bizarre intelligence that "All them Chinamen in the fore 'tween deck have fetched away, sir.
From the time they left me oi till they was 'tween decks, not wan av thim was more than dacintly dhrunk.
From babies who had but a week or two of life behind them, to crooked old men and women who seemed to have but a week or two of life before them; and from ploughmen bodily carrying out soil of England on their boots, to smiths taking away samples of its soot and smoke upon their skins; every age and occupation appeared to be crammed into the narrow compass of the 'tween decks.