Two-forked

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Two-forked Divided into two parts, somewhat after the manner of a fork; dichotomous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light.
    • two-forked Divided into two parts somewhat after the manner of a fork; dichotomous, as the stem of a plant, the tongue of a snake, a deer's antler, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Two-forked double-pronged, bifurcate
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. twá (fem.), twégen (masc.), twa, (neut.); Ger. zwei, Goth. twai; also Gr. dyo, L. duo, Sans. dva, Gael. da, do.

Usage

In literature:

A little beyond the latter, the Mississippi divides into two branches or forks.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Two steel manure forks.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
In about four or five days it will be necessary to again fork it up, and give it some water, in the proportion of two pots to a light.
"The art of promoting the growth of the cucumber and melon" by Thomas Watkins
Now you are beginning to understand how it is that Johnstown proper lies within the forks of two streams.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
When the rice was cooked to perfection, Perrine filled a bowl and placed it at her mother's bedside, also two glasses, two plates and two forks.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Forked sticks were plentiful enough, but it was not so easy to find two that would support even so skinny a man as Ward.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Two plates, two knives, forks and spoons, and two glasses.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
The two broad pins marked E, F, are the fork-pins, and A and B are the stops.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Pull the flesh with two forks from a cold roast pheasant.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
Horace cut two strong forked sticks, with which the boys pinned her down by the neck and hips.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
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In poetry:

Is its leaf one self divided,
Forked into a shape of strife?
Or have two of them decided
On a symbiotic life?
"Ginkgo Biloba " by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Then about half a mile above Newhall the River Esk is seen,
Which sparkles like crystal in the sun's sheen;
And on the Esk there's a forking ridge forming a linn
Betwixt two birch trees, which makes a noisy din.
"Beautiful Village of Penicuik" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Noah's.
BELLVILLE — It took heavyweight Dalton Britt less than two minutes to become the first district champion in Clear Fork High School wrestling history on Saturday.
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Chef Joe Realmuto of Nick & Toni's.
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Zach Layton of Babette's.
A Fine Wine Night at Dan's Taste of Two Forks.
Sag Harbor Food Pantry Hard at Work the Day Before Dan's Taste of Two Forks.
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Chef Sarabeth Levine.
Taste of Two Forks Last Night.
Shred the pork by pulling the pieces apart with two forks.
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Savanna's.
Police say two grain cars derail in Grand Forks.
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Danny Ye of Nobu at Capri.
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: 75 Main.
Dan's Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Chef Chris Gerdes of Blackwells.
Shred beef with two forks.
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In science:

The generic model M is ω -stable if all the αR are multiples of a common rational fraction, and stable otherwise; two strong subsets are independent in the forking sense if and only if they are freely amalgamated over their intersection and the amalgam is strong in M.
Fields and Fusions: Hrushovski constructions and their definable groups
We will investigate two approaches to the problem: via the stability of forking and via geometric properties of forking.
On \omega-categorical simple theories
For the purpose of assigning a dimension (with respect to forking independence) to a type, one might ask what is the cardinality of a maximal independent set of realizations of a type and whether any two such sets have the same cardinality.
Hyperbolic towers and independent generic sets in the theory of free groups
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
Conductance of a fork junction as a function of magnetic field, showing the dependence on the phase difference φ of the superconductor at two tunnel barriers.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
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