This is one of those -ed endings you may want to explore more in “-ing and -ed Endings“, and much too typical of writers who have escaped understanding how these endings work.
In this instance, twined indicates wrapped around whereas twinned is always doubled. Hmmm, just like the n.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: twine||
|Part of Grammar:|
|Past tense for twine
Noun; Verb, intransitive & transitive
|Past tense for twin
Adjective; Noun; Verb, intransitive & transitive
Strong thread or string consisting of two or more strands of hemp, cotton, or nylon twisted together
An act of twining, twisting, or interweaving
A coiled or twisted object or part; convolution
A twist or turn in anything
A knot or tangle
To wind in a sinuous or meandering course
[Of a crystal] That is a composite consisting of two (or sometimes more) parts that are reversed in orientation with respect to each other (typically by reflection in a particular plane)
Forming, or being one of, a pair born at one birth
Something containing or consisting of two matching or corresponding parts, in particular:
To be paired or coupled
To furnish a counterpart to or a replica of
[Informal] To divide or convert into two, parts, similar items, etc.
[Informal] To link or combine with
[Crystallography] To form into a twin
[Obsolete] To give birth to as twins
Jamie, grab some twine from the garage.
Used to be, the post office required you to use twine to package up box mail.
We’ll need a ball of twine.
Strangling vines twined about the tree.
A spray of jasmine was twined in her hair.
These symmetrical intergrowths of crystals are called twinned crystals.
The girls have a twinned room.
“A twinned crystal is an aggregate in which different domains are joined together according to a specific symmetry operation: the twin law” (Acta Crystallographica Section D).
The new grocery store is twinned with a restaurant.
The company twinned its core business of brewing with that of distilling.
Crystal twinning occurs when two separate crystals share some of the same crystal lattice points in a symmetrical manner (Wikipedia).
Twinning between 4 to 8 days after fertilization typically results in monochorionic-diamnioti — identical — twins that have their own amniotic sacs but share the placenta and chorionic sac.
|History of the Word:|
|Old English twīn, meaning thread, linen, from the Germanic base of twi-, or two
Related to Dutch twijn.
|Late Old English twinn, meaning double, from twi-, or two
Related to Old Norse tvinnr.
Current verb senses date from late Middle English.
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?