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twill

1. (in textiles) of or designating a weave in which the weft yarns are worked around two or more warp yarns to produce an effect of parallel diagonal lines or ribs
2. any fabric so woven
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Eight foot and a half, and 'twill knock down a calf"--here he made it whistle in the air--"and I hope it will knock down you.
Let us hear what you can do in that way; 'twill be a friendly manner of saying good-night, for 'tis time that these ladies should be getting strength for a hard and a long push, in the pride of the morning, afore the Maquas are stirring.