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  • n. Plural form of twig.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of twig.


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  • She smiled to herself as she spread the blankets, with the tarpaulin underneath, for a table, having first removed all twigs from the sand.


  • Next, he gathered dry grasses and tiny twigs from the high-water flotsam.

    To Build a Fire

  • But it had been easier to pull the twigs from the brush and drop them directly on the fire.

    To Build a Fire

  • Birch bark stripped into fine strips works well for starting, shave off pieces of flint onto the birch bark shavings, then spark, should light on the first or second try, then add some fine dry dead twigs from a hemlock as tinder.

    I'm new to starting fires with flint. I am having a heck of a time trying to get a fire started.

  • Tue 11/17/09 2: 04 PM her legs look like twigs from a dying tree.

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  • Step 1: On the 4th of December, the day of St. Barbara, go and cut some twigs from a fruit tree.

    Belated advent calendar post #1: December 4 « Were rabbits

  • They found a few vegetables growing that they had never seen before, and so, collecting twigs from the short, stumpy bushes, they made a fire to cook them.

    Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends

  • Mundane things fill her with delight: picking up the blackened twigs from the lopped plane trees in the street, and later watching astonished as they burst into bud in a vase; making conversation with a blimpish colonel at a shooting party: "Thank God for colonels, thought Mrs. Miniver; sweet creatures, so easily entertained ... there was nothing in the world so restful as a really good English colonel."

    Mrs. Miniver

  • The grass had been scattered with twigs from the previous night's gale, and by the next afternoon it was snowing: but while it lasted that day had been part of the authentic currency of spring -- a stray coin tossed down carelessly on account.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • The fire dwindled, for there was little to burn save the dried twigs from the bushes that lined the stream, nor did Felix dare to leave the horse long enough to gather a fresh supply.

    The Windy Hill


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