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tween

 (twēn)
n.
A child between middle childhood and adolescence, usually between 8 and 12 years old. Also called tweener.

[Blend of teen and 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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As a general thing -- as far as I could make out -- these murderous adventures were not forays undertaken to avenge injuries, nor to settle old disputes or sudden fallings out; no, as a rule they were simply duels be- tween strangers -- duels between people who had never even been introduced to each other, and between whom existed no cause of offense whatever.
Among much of other interesting matter, I found in it a dialogue be- tween a master and his slave.
The instructor sat be- tween the mother and daughter.
The new boy went off brushing the dust from his clothes, sobbing, snuffling, and occasionally looking back and shaking his head and threatening what he would do to Tom the "next time he caught him out." To which Tom responded with jeers, and started off in high feather, and as soon as his back was turned the new boy snatched up a stone, threw it and hit him be- tween the shoulders and then turned tail and ran like an antelope.
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.
The Face My Makeup app has been launched to give a whole new digital approach to the Mother/Daughter Tween experience.
For the first time the program was offered, it was publicized in the tween areas of both library locations, near the Percy Jackson book series, at children and adult reference desks, flyers on walls and bulletin boards, social media, announcements at previous tween programs, and on the library's tween website.
[USA], Mar 19 (ANI): One of the most challenging stages for a parent is when the child hits his/her "tween", a new national poll suggests.