Tweese\, Tweeze \Tweeze\, n. [OE. tweeze, tweese, fr. F. ['e]tuis, pl. of ['e]tui a case, sheath, box; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. MNG. stuche a wide sleeve in which articles could be carried, OHG. st[=u]hha, G. stauche a short and narrow muff. Cf Etui, Tweezers.] A surgeon's case of instruments. --Howell.
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