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taint

taint
(n.) A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.
(n.) An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner.
(n.) Tincture; hue; color; tinge.
(n.) Infection; corruption; deprivation.
(n.) A blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace.
(v. i.) To thrust ineffectually with a lance.
(v. i.) To be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting.
(v. i.) To be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather.
(v. t.) To injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.
(v. t.) To hit or touch lightly, in tilting.
(v. t.) To imbue or impregnate with something extraneous, especially with something odious, noxious, or poisonous; hence, to corrupt; to infect; to poison; as, putrid substance taint the air.
(v. t.) Fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish.

trist

trist
(a.) Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.
(n.) Trust.
(n.) A post, or station, in hunting.
(n.) A secret meeting, or the place of such meeting; a tryst. See Tryst.
(v. t. & i.) To trust.

twist

twist
(n.) The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.
(n.) The form given in twisting.
(n.) That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.
(n.) A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.
(n.) A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.
(n.) A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.
(n.) A roll of twisted dough, baked.
(n.) A little twisted roll of tobacco.
(n.) One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.
(n.) A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.
(n.) The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.
(n.) A beverage made of brandy and gin.
(v. i.) To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.
(v. i.) To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.
(v. t.) To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
(v. t.) Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.
(v. t.) To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.
(v. t.) To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
(v. t.) To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.
(v. t.) To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.
(v. t.) Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.
(v. t.) To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.
(v. t.) A twig.

twixt

'twixt
An abbreviation of Betwixt, used in poetry, or in colloquial language.