In Act III, Scene I of William Shakespeare’s "The Tragedy of Macbeth," Banquo tells Macbeth that he will ride as far as he can before supper. The word “twain” derives from the Old English word twegen, simply meaning “the number two (2).” Essentially, Banquo states that he will be riding in the dark an hour or two if his horse is slow. (Poets frequently use “twain” instead of “two” at the ends of lines for rhyming purposes.)
The home of Dublin-born Bram Stoker, famous for authoring "Dracula," is linked to a famous feud between the Irish Earl of Charlemont and a home builder. Their feud is said to be “the” most expensive argument in all of Ireland.