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’twould

  1. (archaic) Contraction of it would.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4:
      ‘It is well the earth gave way’, the sexton was saying, ‘on a night when we were here to find it. I was in the graveyard myself after midday, and all was snug and tight then. ’Twould have been awkward enough to have the hole stand open through the day, for any passer-by to light on.’