Tweese, n. [OE. tweeze, tweese, fr. F. étuis, pl. of étui a case, sheath, box; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. MNG. stuche a wide sleeve in which articles could be carried, OHG. stūhha, G. stauche a short and narrow muff. Cf Etui, Tweezers.].
A surgeon's case of instruments. Howell. [1913 Webster]