twins twins  /ˈtwɪnz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each other
  2. (n) the third sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about May 21 to June 20

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Every now then, by a cruel quirk of nature, twins are born joined together.
  2. Grovenburg's babies should behave much as twins do; in all likelihood, the second baby will be born slightly premature when Julia first goes into labor.
  3. For the second time in three years, Chicago doctors were faced with a problem rare in medical history: what to do about Siamese twins joined together at the top of their heads.

News

  1. Twins: Joe Vavra's son was on team bus in fatal crash with car

    Twins third-base coach Joe Vavra was asleep in his Wisconsin home when he and his wife were startled awake by a phone call at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. Twins minor league bus involved in fatal head-on collision

    A bus carrying the Elizabethton Twins, a rookie ball affilate of the Minnesota Twins organization, was involved in fatal head-on collision on an interstate highway outside of Jacksonville, Florida, early Tuesday morning, reports KARE 11 Minneapolis-St.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. Twins minor league bus involved in fatal crash

    The Elizabethton Twins are a rookie-ball team of Minnesota. / Elizabethton Twins JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A bus carrying a minor league team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins was involved in a wrong-way interstate crash in Florida that killed the driver of the other car.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Quotes

  1. "I'm glad he was able to hit it in a Twins uniform," Killebrew said. "I only wish I could have been there to see it."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Harmon Killebrew Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Herb Carneal's voice was the signature element of Twins baseball for multiple generations of fans," said club president Dave St. Peter, a longtime friend of Carneal's. "Clearly, he was one of the most beloved figures in Minnesota sports...
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Dave Campbell Source: In-Forum (subscription)

  3. Speaking to USA Today, Bay said: "One thing we're getting rid of is what I call the 'dorky comedy.' So the twins, the two bumbling slang-spewing robots? They're basically gone."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Michael Bay Source: In Entertainment (blog)

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amalgamation amalgamation
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