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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twig, n.  A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size.
    The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the outside with hides.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 Twig borer Zool., any one of several species of small beetles which bore into twigs of shrubs and trees, as the apple-tree twig borer (Amphicerus bicaudatus).
 Twig girdler. Zool. See Girdler, 3.
 Twig rush Bot., any rushlike plant of the genus Cladium having hard, and sometimes prickly-edged, leaves or stalks. See Saw grass, under Saw.