twit


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Twit \Twit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Twitted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Twitting.] [OE. atwiten, AS. [ae]tw[imac]tan to reproach,
   blame; aet at + w[imac]tan to reproach, blame; originally, to
   observe, see, hence, to observe what is wrong (cf. the
   meanings of E. animadvert; akin to G. verweisen to censure,
   OHG. firw[imac]zan, Goth. fraweitan to avenge, L. videre to
   see. See Vision, Wit.]
   To vex by bringing to notice, or reminding of, a fault,
   defect, misfortune, or the like; to revile; to reproach; to
   upbraid; to taunt; as, he twitted his friend of falsehood.
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         This these scoffers twitted the Christians with.
                                                  --Tillotson.
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         Aesop minds men of their errors, without twitting them
         for what is amiss.                       --L'Estrange.
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