In fork

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • In fork (Mining) A mine is said to be in fork, or an engine to “have the water in fork,” when all the water is drawn out of the mine.
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Quotations

  • Yogi Berra
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    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
  • Charles A. Garfield
    Charles A. Garfield
    “Can you have more than one major MISSION pervading your life? NO. That would be like coming to a fork in the road and trying to go both ways by straddling it.”

Usage

In literature:

But it is better to place a fork in position to write on the disc and take a parallel record.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
The action of the pointer in reporting the vibrations of a diaphragm is easily understood by reference to a tuning fork.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
You can tell it even in the way they handle a knife and fork!
"Poison Island" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
On the twenty-third they went down the South Fork to Jacob Stone's and had meeting in one of his outbuildings.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
In no place is such knowledge more required than in fork and roller action.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
Dr. Shumard estimates a cave on Bryant's Fork, in Ozark County, to be a mile and a half long.
"Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills" by Luella Agnes Owen
Place in a saucepan and stir until dissolved, using a fork or wire whip.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
This latter cause can be ascertained in cases only where you have started from a tuning pipe or fork.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
If fish knives are not provided, a piece of bread in the left hand answers the purpose as well, with the fork in the right hand.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Cook the halibut until tender in court bouillon, drain, and flake with a fork.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Sam cut two forked sticks and drove them in the ground about ten feet from the fallen tree trunk, and about ten feet apart.
"Captain Sam" by George Cary Eggleston
Set the table in silence for two at eleven o'clock P.M., with bread and butter and silver knives and forks.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The road bent downward in sharp zigzags, and somewhere below the North Fork ran.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
As he took up his knife and fork Levin observed a ring, with a pure white diamond in it, flash upon the Captain's hand.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
That means that the other car is up in the mountains between the Two Forks, probably in the Reserve.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
Fork-tail had come out of the section of ocean which they must navigate in this very crude transport.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
The limb, although crooked and forking in several places, was not very thick.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
The second fork has taken up the vibrations of its neighbour, and is now sounding in its turn.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
When he entered the store in which Ernest was employed, he immediately, and in some surprise, recognized the boy of Oak Forks.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
And your tuning fork, Pa. Don't forget to put it in your pocket.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
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In poetry:

Come with prong, and come with fork,
Like the devil of their talk,
And with wildly rattling sound,
Prowl the desert rocks around!
Screechowl, owl,
Join in chorus with our howl!
"The First Walpurgis-Night" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And, sweetest maid in all New York,
When all ungracefully you pierce
The toothsome oyster with your fork
I realize you're pretty fierce;
But such a feat, be't understood,
Nor Venus nor Diana could.
"Love Gustatory" by Franklin Pierce Adams
The Censor is the Fiend of Storms.
Upon the Inky Sea,
In fear, my poor, frail craft I launch;
Then, with unholy glee,
He makes the winds tear howling through the shrouds,
And sends fork'd death and shipwreck from the clouds.
"The Censor" by C J Dennis
Some heaven invoke; but rings of reefs
Prayer and despair alike deride
In dance of breakers forked or peaked,
Pale maniacs of the maddened tide;
While, strenuous yet some end to earn,
The haglets spin, though now no more astern.
"The Haglets" by Herman Melville
In the beginning was the secret brain.
The brain was celled and soldered in the thought
Before the pitch was forking to a sun;
Before the veins were shaking in their sieve,
Blood shot and scattered to the winds of light
The ribbed original of love.
"In The Beginning" by Dylan Thomas
Look as far as you can see, boy, look a little further son,
For that Burma girl is burning - stick a fork in, see if she's done.
Oh, that dainty dusky damsel, Indian features, proud and sweet;
Indian ink upon her fingers, Indian corns upon her feet.
"Mandalay 2" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Answer the Noodle Stretcher question at 6:10am and you win Lunch at Qdoba Mexican Grill, 3551 32nd Ave S in Grand Forks.
Officials say a second student at Phoenix Elementary School in Grand Forks has been diagnosed with the potentially fatal lung infection.
Health officials have identified more people diagnosed with an outbreak of tuberculosis in Grand Forks.
(AP) — Health officials have linked an outbreak of tuberculosis in Grand Forks to homeless visitors who exposed a family who gave them shelter.
(AP) — Health officials have confirmed more tuberculosis cases in the Grand Forks area.
Health officials have confirmed more tuberculosis cases in the Grand Forks area.
(AP) — State and local health officials are investigating what they call a cluster of tuberculosis cases in Grand Forks County.
The Alpine Tabernacle in American Fork.
Officials in Gallatin County say a 55-year-old Three Forks man has died in an accidental shooting.
At a public meeting in Willmar Monday I was reminded of old western movies where an indian might be heard to say "White man speak with forked tongue".
Jackson says she stabbed the suspect in the neck with the fork as he ran away.
EAST GRAND FORKS – The Fergus Falls boys soccer team ended their season Thursday night as a tough East Grand Forks team shutout the Otters 4-0 in the Section 8A playoffs.
Jensen Beach's Mike Hess scores a 3-point near fall in the end of the first period of his 130-pound match against Dwyer's Ode Osbourne at South Fork High School on Wednesday evening.
The riverside walk runs 2.2 miles along the north fork of the Virgin River in Zion National Park .
Officers salute during the graveside services for US Border Patrol agent Nicholas J Ivie in Spanish Fork, Thursday, Oct 11, 2012.
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In science:

The special case of weight 1 can be thought of as an exchange principle: an element a in the set of realizations of a weight 1 type cannot fork with more than one element from an independent set.
Hyperbolic towers and independent generic sets in the theory of free groups
As a type of idiophone, a tuning fork is made in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs (tines) formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal.
Music in Terms of Science
The reason for using the fork shape is that, when it vibrates in its fundamental mode, there is a node at the base of each prong.
Music in Terms of Science
The general intuition behind minimal forks is analyzed in , where Gr ¨obner bases are compared with Knuth-Bendix completion and Robinson’s resolution principle.
Symbolic Analysis for Boundary Problems: From Rewriting to Parametrized Gr\"obner Bases
In an Appendix with Sergei Starchenko, we prove that in dp-minimal theories with Skolem functions, every non-forking formula extends to a definable type.
Invariant types in dp-minimal theories
In this context, we show the existence of a definable type extending any non-forking formula.
Invariant types in dp-minimal theories
By lowness (see [Sim, Proposition 5.38]), there is ψ(y) in L(M) such that for any d ′ |= ψ(y), the formula φ(x; d ′ ) does not fork over M.
Invariant types in dp-minimal theories
The proof of the two-variable case relied on the fact that non-forking formulas in one variable extend to definable types.
Invariant types in dp-minimal theories
Let T = Th(Qp ) and M |= T , then any formula in L(U) which does not fork over M extends to an M-definable type.
Invariant types in dp-minimal theories
Forking and independence in o-minimal theories. J.
Invariant types in dp-minimal theories
Then tp(¯a/C ) does not fork over A if and only if tp(¯a/B ) does not fork over A and tp(¯a/C ) does not fork over B . (iii) (Extension ) ([S2]) Let p be a complete type in S (A).
A note on Lascar strong types in simple theories
In [KP], it was also shown that for simple T , nonforking satisfies the following additional axiom. (vi) (The Independence Theorem over a model) Suppose that, for some model M , tp(¯a/M ¯b) does not fork over M , and p ∈ S (M ).
A note on Lascar strong types in simple theories
Kim, ‘Forking in simple unstable theories’, to appear in J. of London Math.
A note on Lascar strong types in simple theories
Experimental data by Pothier et al. (1994) for the φdependence of the conductance of a fork junction is shown in Fig. 43.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
We have discussed conductance oscillations before, in the three-terminal fork junction of Sec.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
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