twould

'twould

(twʊd)
contraction of it would.
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"Practice makes perfect," said the crooked little hostler, "and 'twould be a pity if it didn't; forty years' practice, and not perfect!
"Didn't I tell you, Harve, 'twould come araound to us 'fore we'd done'?
"Of course I'm very much obliged, but I was hoping 'twould be lamb broth to-day."
"Why, 'twould be kind of hard--to do it then, wouldn't it?" she mused aloud.
These good sharks here have just offered to eat you up for me--and 'twould indeed be a good thing if the seas were rid of you.
"It is a wondrous thing how fleet'Twas on those little silver feet, With what a pretty skipping grace It oft would challenge me the race, And when't had left me far away'Twould stay, and run again, and stay; For it was nimbler much than hinds, And trod as if on the four winds.
"'Twould have been a cruel and an unhuman act for a white- skin; but 'tis the gift and natur' of an Indian, and I suppose it should not be denied.
"'Twould be, indeed, a bloody path for such tender feet to wade in," returned the equally reluctant scout; "but I thought it befitting my manhood to name it.
'Twas on those little silver feet; With what a pretty skipping grace It oft would challenge me to race; And when 't had left me far away, 'Twould stay, and run again, and stay; For it was nimbler much than hinds, And trod as if on the four winds.
OEDIPUS O front of brass, thy subtle tongue would twist To thy advantage every plea of right Why try thy arts on me, why spread again Toils where 'twould gall me sorest to be snared?
''Twould come easier to Sloppy,' said Mrs Higden, shaking her head.
"And it were Robin himself, 'twould be thrice as high I warrant ye.