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TWA

(science and technology)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I stood forninst him, an' 'twas not me oi alone that cud tell Peg was dhrunk as a coot.
'Twas a new little bhoy - not wan I'd iver seen before.
"'Twas hasty puddin', as ye say," said her husband, "and hurry-up turnips and get-a-move-on-ye coffee.
If 'twas our little Phelan, Jawn, I'd be breakin' me heart."
When Hope, the eagle that tower'd, could see No cliff beyond him in the sky, His pinions were bent droopingly - And homeward turn'd his soften'd eye.'Twas sunset: when the sun will part There comes a sullenness of heart To him who still would look upon The glory of the summer sun.
(considering 'twas a wedding, and the folks well off), he found he'd never reach the fence and get over in time to save himself.
William used to say that he'd seen a man look a fool a good many times, but never such a fool as that bull looked when he found his pious feelings had been played upon, and 'twas not Christmas Eve.
The first had been delivered over the knuckles, and though 'twas a glancing stroke it well nigh broke Robin's fingers, so that he could not easily raise his staff again.
'Twas for my father's sake that I am now in the open, an outlaw like yourself.
'Twas nor'west-by- west, and the old Tryapsic down on the shoals.
'Twas at Portland, loadun' cargo un fresh watter an' goin' tull Comox tull load bunker coal un salt watter.
'Twas but a brief while were thou wast proclaimed Our country's ruler that the news was brought.