forking

Definitions

  • A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks
    A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forking the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    • n forking the place where something divides into branches
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few knives, forks, and spoons unearthed at Jamestown A few knives, forks, and spoons unearthed at Jamestown

Quotations

  • Yogi Berra
    Yogi%20Berra
    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.”
  • Emily Post
    Emily Post
    “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”
  • 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.”
  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?”

Idioms

Speak with a forked tongue - To say one thing and mean another, to lie, to be two-faced
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Usage

In literature:

He drew the small deal table out and put upon it two cups and saucers, plates and forks for two.
"The Way of the Wind" by Zoe Anderson Norris
Sprinkle them with oil, a few drops at a time, tossing the leaves about with spoon and fork after each addition.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
They were nearing the Forks of the Platte where the air was dryly transparent and sound carried far.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
At his home in the "Valley of the Three Forks o' the Wolf," after the war was over, I asked Alvin York how he came to be "Sergeant York.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
Sometimes Joe Johnson sails up dat big fork to get to his cross-roads.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
The Two Forks river came through the Two Forks canyon once more!
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
What I have called here the Flathead is known locally as the North Fork.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Bish sat toying with his fork for a moment.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
She held out the plate, and, as he took it, fumbled in her pocket for the fork.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
Large forks, which may be run under the bunches, are more suitable than ordinary forks.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
Why the Diamond A Ranch over on Mad Trapper Fork is a model for any manufacturing plant.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
We ran down the river path through the willows and jumping into a canoe swiftly rounded the forks of the Assiniboine and Red.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
The Battle of the Forks.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
Never use your own knife or fork to help another.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The gills are thin, narrow, close, rounded behind, slightly adnexed, sometimes forked near the base, white.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
This hazel fork is the DIVINING ROD.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
N Linwood, Utah; Henrys Fork, at mouth of Burnt Fork.
"Geographic Distribution and Taxonomy of the Chipmunks of Wyoming" by John A. White
The left fork was the main, paved road to San Souci.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Lake; 10,000 ft., Independence Creek; type locality; Mineral King, E. Fork Kaweah River.
"A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha" by E. Raymond Hall
We each had a basin, a spoon and a fork, and used our own knives.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham
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In poetry:

"Lest King Svend of Denmark,
Forked Beard, my brother,
Scatter all thy vessels
As the wind the chaff."
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVI. -- Queen Thuri And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It looked bad when the Duke of Fife
Left of using a knife;
But people began to talk
When he left of using a fork.
"Clerihew – Duke of Fife" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
"Observe his grisly beard,
His race it clearly shows,
He sticks no fork in ham or pork -
Observe, my friends, his nose.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
At thirty boards, 'twixt now and then,
My knife and fork shall play;
But better wine and better men
I shall not meet in May.
"The Last Of May" by William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
"Mandalay 1" by Billy Bennett
And here I would the light'ning bring
With threatening, forked glare;
And there the hallowed rainbow fling
Across the troubled air.
"Vignette - I" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Anna Lappé is the national bestselling author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It (Bloomsbury 2010).
The unit's smaller size permits the tiny measuring fork to fit inside pipes as small as 1/2 in.
Interview about Fork Fest in GR.
Is parked outside the Forks Visitor Center as an attraction to fans of the Twilight series of books which features Bella as the young heroine.
Mike Gurling, Forks Visitor Center office manager, shows where the shiny gas cap once adorned Bella Swan's pickup truck.
I'm a Grand Forks native, went to Red River high school and later UND.
You know and love our food section in the paper you're holding—but did you know we have a consistantly updated food blog called Stick a Fork In It.
Theos Swallow Fork Ranch is a four-generation, family operation established in 1928 in Colorado.
Fork Creek Road to get guardrail next year.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, June 30, 2012, Terry Wayne Halterman , of Right Fork Freemans Creek, was suddenly and unexpectedly called home to be with the Lord.
Lancashire hotpot is made with lamb, onions and carrots topped with sliced potatoes and baked until fork tender.
New York import Eli Kulp polishes up Old City standby Fork.
For the second time this season, Georgetown freshman TaShauna "Sugar" Rodgers (King's Fork) was named to the Big East Honor Roll in women's basketball.
Add the leeks , cover, turn down the heat to a simmer, and cook until the leeks are tender to a fork, about 5 minutes for large leeks and 2 minutes for baby leeks .
Melaleuca Inc is building a 231,000-square-foot distribution center that will expand its facility in Forks of the River Industrial Park.
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In science:

Corollary 4.13. (Transitivity of forking for generical ly stable types) Let p ∈ S(C ), A ⊆ B ⊆ C , one of p, p↾B , p↾A is generical ly stable, p does not fork over B and p↾B does not fork over A.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Then al l of the above three types are generical ly stable and p does not fork over A.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Note that combining all the results of this section one can quite easily deduce properties of stable independence relation based on forking for realizations of generically stable types; we will come back to this issue in section 7.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
For ¯a |= p we say that it is stably forking independent (or just forking B , if tp(¯a/AB ) does not fork over A. independent ) of B over A, ¯a |⌣ A B if and only if a |= p|dB Observation 7.2.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Observation 7.2 implies in particular that forking independence generalizes independence relation developed for stably dominated types in .
On generically stable types in dependent theories
As usual, we will call a set B of tuples realizing generically stable types forking inde∪(B r B0 ).
On generically stable types in dependent theories
We call a sequence pendent over a set A if for every B0 ⊆ B we have ∪B |⌣ A I = h¯bi : i ∈ Oi of realizations of generically stable types forking independent if the set {¯bi : i ∈ O} is forking independent.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Let I = h¯bi : i ∈ Oi be a sequence forking independent over a set A = acl(A) of realizations of the same generically stable type p over A.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
One can characterize generically stable types in terms of the properties of forking on the set of their realizations.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Moreover, “pulling back” to p via f properties of stable forking independence on q , one shows that definable extensions satisfy Symmetry as in Observation 7.9(iii).
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Lemma 8.5. (Strong Symmetry Lemma) Let p ∈ S(A) be generical ly stable, q ∈ S(A) does not fork over A, ¯a |= p, ¯b |= q .
On generically stable types in dependent theories
So q ∪ {¬ϕ(¯a′ , ¯y)} forks over A (by 8.5.1), hence so does q ∪ {¬ϕ(¯a, ¯y)}, which is a subset of tp(¯b/A¯a), as required.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Then I |⌣ A B , that is, tp(I /AB ) does not fork over A.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Let A be an extension base (that is, no type over A forks over A; e.g. A is a model).
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Let A be an extension base (that is, no type over A forks over A; e.g. A is a model).
On generically stable types in dependent theories
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