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two-pronged

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj two-pronged having two prongs
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Usage

In literature:

In a week or two I shall take to India rubber rings and prongs of coral.
"Marjorie Daw" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I mind his sullen black face and his beard in two prongs.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
One might also bring forward the case of the Three-pronged Osmia, who distributes the two sexes without any order in the hollow of her reed.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
Assuming one prong to weigh two ounces, we have a two-ounce mass moving 1/17000 of an inch with a velocity of 1/33 of an inch in one second.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887" by Various
The two lower prongs are meant to be slipped about the neck.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Only bull moose, with at least two 3-inch prongs on its horns, may be killed.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Some gentry used two-pronged forks.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Freezes inside of you and t-t-turns you into what you might call two-p-p-pronged icicles.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
The lines of indentation made by the two prongs of the pen will be evident, as in the real signature.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
A fire was soon made, and into it the elfin sculpture was tossed from the prongs of two pairs of pitchforks.
"Little Classics, Volume 8 (of 18)" by Various
Instead of tossing the ball with their toes, they use a large wooden fork, with two or three prongs, to pitch it forward.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
The meat is stuck on the two prongs and held over the fire.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
If he saw you coming with a two-pronged fork what would he think?
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
At the other end are two little prongs.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
A flat claw with two prongs spread like a can-hook; the same as a single span or claw-dog.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It is a heavy two-pronged steel or iron fork, with prongs one and a half to two feet long.
"Spain" by Wentworth Webster
He is no man for a pewter spoon and two-pronged fork!
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Her fiery eyes and her two-pronged tongue seem to take all the spirit out of me.
"Molly Brown's Freshman Days" by Nell Speed
At the end of this rope is a "fork" formed of two sets of prongs which open and shut.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
When the fork is vibrating the two prongs approach each other and then recede.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
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In news:

Two-Pronged Attack by Fawkes in Sprint.
Draw Length 26"-31" 60# draw weight 65% actual let-off GKF two prong arrow rest.
Q&A: Upgrading Two- Prong Outlets.
How about upgrading old two- prong ungrounded outlets from the '70s and back.
Glenelg Country finds success in goal with two- pronged approach.
Stubborn Scot may resist two- pronged strike.
John Edwards endures two-pronged trial, testing his morals and his actions.
Two-Pronged Attack by Fawkes in Sprint.
A Two-Pronged Push To Aid Ailing Banks.
Two-Pronged Challenge: Storing Large Amounts of Data for the Long Term.
Storage / Two-Pronged Challenge: Storing Large Amounts of Data for the Long Term.
Two-Pronged Rudy: Abortion Defense, Security Attack.
Two-Pronged Front Frames Server Plans.
Two-Pronged Campaign Plugs Fox's Fall TV Season.
I suggest a two-pronged attack.
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In science:

Figure 4.18: Example of the 3D reconstruction of a 4-prong νµ CC event. (Top) The two raw data views of a νµ CC interaction which breaks a nucleon into four visible charged particles. (Bottom) Three dimensional view of the reconstructed event.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
They are events having a clear two prong topology with a mip leaving the chamber in the beam direction and an identified contained proton.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
They are events having a clear two prong topology with a muon leaving the chamber and an identified contained proton.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
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
This conflict motivated Henkel and Seno to conduct a two-pronged investigation of lattice animals using the extended Potts model formalism.
Thin Animals
All 1-prong and 3-prong cones4 with a minimum momentum of 5 % of the beam momentum are then sub jected to a likelihood classification in order to identify the decay mode of the two τ leptons using the same procedure as in .
A measurement of the tau mass and the first CPT test with tau leptons
To overcome this obstacle, we used a two-pronged approach.
Satisfiability and computing van der Waerden numbers
The three prongs extend to infinity: these are the ultra-spinning regimes in which one spin is much larger than the other two.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
The prong along ji becomes asymptotical ly of the form |jk | + |jl | ≤ f (ji ), i.e., the same shape as the five-dimensional diagram fig. 2(a). (b) d = 8: ultra-spinning regimes exist in which two spins are much larger than the third one.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
One possible approach is to require two 3-prong hadronic τ ’s to maximize the visible τ τ mass and hence its sensitivity to the endpoint analogous to that discussed in Section VII.D.
SUSY Before the Next Lepton Collider
Due to the rather specific physics aim that required detection of multiple charged particles in the final state, a “two-prong” trigger was used here.
Normalization discrepancies in photoproduction reactions
The CLAS detector is divided into six azimuthally-symmetric “sectors”. A two-prong trigger required at least two charged-tracks in two different sectors to be detected in coincidence with an incoming photon within a time window of 150 ns.
Normalization discrepancies in photoproduction reactions
Since a 2-prong trigger was used here, at least two charged particles were required to be detected.
Normalization discrepancies in photoproduction reactions
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