Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs twitted Vilsack and Co. for “act[ing] without all the facts.”
A bishop once twitted a curate with preaching indifferent orthodoxy.
She had twitted me with being “afraid”; afraid of her, she probably meant.
But the Asas besought him to give way, while Loki twitted him with cowardice.
But so long as he lived the schoolmaster was twitted about the lady who threw him over.
"When the barges go by," he answered and I twitted him on his modesty.
At last Blackall began to be twitted with it, even by the fellows of his own age.
Mathieu began to laugh, and twitted the Angelins on having no child of their own.
It may even have twitted that board with its apathy in respect of trespassers.
What all he twitted them with appears best from the speech that a Greek woman flings at him in the "Thesmophoria" of Aristophanes.
1520s, shortened form of atwite, from Old English ætwitan "to blame, reproach," from æt "at" + witan "to blame," from Proto-Germanic *witanan (cf. Old English wite, Old Saxon witi, Old Norse viti "punishment, torture;" Old High German wizzi "punishment," wizan "to punish;" Dutch verwijten, Old High German firwizan, German verweisen "to reproach, reprove," Gothic fraweitan "to avenge"), from PIE root *weid- "to see" (see vision). For sense evolution, cf. Latin animadvertere, literally "to give heed to, observe," later "to chastise, censure, punish."
To suffer protracted humiliation, obloquy, regret, etc: The second mistake was to let Sherrill twist slowly in the wind/ just letting you twist slowly, slowly in the wind
[1973+; perhaps coined by John Ehrlichman, an aide of President Richard Nixon, fr the gruesome image of a hanging body]