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Forky

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Forky Opening into two or more parts or shoots; forked; furcated. "Forky tongues."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • forky Forked; furcate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Forky shaped like a fork
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. forca—L. furca.

Usage

In literature:

Do thy broad hands the forky lightnings lance?
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
Turn'd to her foe, she stiffens every scale, And shoots her forky tongue, and whisks her threatening tail.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Not with such weight, to frame the forky brand, The ponderous hammer falls from Brontes' hand.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
There is a little forky flashing description of the entrance to the Val d'Ema in Guido's first statement.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
What a contrast to the forky flashes of a regular wit!
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
In those he spake to with his forky tongue.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Their lofty tabernacle hung suspended in the very bosom of the clouds, big with their forky terrors.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
A dark cloud was rising in the west, across whose gloomy front the vivid lightning bent its forky spires.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Then quitting, reared, and stretched and waved his neck And glanced his forky tongue.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
An erect serpent occupies the other side, and ends with forky tongue near the orifice.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman John Newton
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In news:

Wife got her first buck, a nice fat forkie, with a little help from our 2 yr old grandson Josh.
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