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- n. A boundary stream .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To twist.
- n. A twist; a wrench.
- n. Same as twissel.
Alteration of twissel (literally "double, forked"), from Middle English twisel, twisil, from Old English twisla ("confluence, junction, fork of a river or road"), from Proto-Germanic *twisilan (“fork, bifurcation”), from Proto-Indo-European *dwis- (“twice, in two”). Cognate with German Zwiesel ("fork"). Compare also Icelandic kvísl ("branch, a fork; fork of a river"). (Wiktionary)