n. farragut twining


Nathan Farragut, 1897–1982, U.S. Air force general: chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1957–60.
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Word Origin & History

O.E. twin "double thread," from P.Gmc. *twizna- (cf. Du. twijn, Low Ger. twern, Ger. zwirn "twine, thread"), from the same root as twin (q.v.). The verb meaning "to twist strands together to form twine" is recorded from c.1275; sense of "to twist around something" (as twine
does) is recorded from c.1300.
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