Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river, about 160 km (100 mi) long, of southeast Scotland forming part of the Scottish-English border. It flows eastward to the North Sea and has rich salmon fisheries.
  • William Magear,American politician. The Democratic boss of New York City in the 1860s, he defrauded the city of millions of dollars before being exposed and convicted (1873).

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Examples

  • However, he denied that Tweed is to be paid millions, adding, it's going to be a cheap exclusive for 'Yay!'

    Jack Tweed to Remarry

  • Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed is to remarry following a whirlwind romance, we can exclusively reveal.

    Jack Tweed to Remarry

  • Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed is to remarry following a whirlwind romance, we can exclusively reveal.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • However, he denied that Tweed is to be paid millions, adding, it's going to be a cheap exclusive for 'Yay!'

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The Department of Education can briefly and appropriately be referred to as Tweed, referencing its abode at 52 Chambers Street, a building whose construction enriched the Democratic county leader at the time to an extent unmatched until the advent of CityTime 140 years later.

    Henry J. Stern: Tweed Still at It

  • The Department of Education can briefly and appropriately be referred to as Tweed, referencing its abode at 52 Chambers Street, a building whose construction enriched the Democratic county leader at the time to an extent unmatched until the advent of CityTime 140 years later.

    Henry J. Stern: Tweed Still at It

  • The Department of Education can briefly and appropriately be referred to as Tweed, referencing its abode at 52 Chambers Street, a building whose construction enriched the Democratic county leader at the time to an extent unmatched until the advent of CityTime 140 years later.

    Henry J. Stern: Tweed Still at It

  • The Department of Education can briefly and appropriately be referred to as Tweed, referencing its abode at 52 Chambers Street, a building whose construction enriched the Democratic county leader at the time to an extent unmatched until the advent of CityTime 140 years later.

    Henry J. Stern: Tweed Still at It

  • Yon river is called the Tweed; and yonder, over the brig, is Scotland.

    Lavengro

  • Northumberland is a fine county, extending to the Tweed, which is a pleasant pastoral stream; but you will be surprised when I tell you that the English side of that river is neither so well cultivated nor so populous as the other. —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

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