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three-pronged

Definitions

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

In literature:

Luckily I had picked up my fish and taken my three-pronged fork away.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
TRYGAEUS See, how their iron spades glitter and how beautifully their three-pronged mattocks glisten in the sun!
"Peace" by Aristophanes
In his hands he carries a three-pronged trident and a drum.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Pent up forces in the west were loosed, and Neptune, deity of the ocean, with his three-pronged trident stalked abroad.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
Whose but Asru's that clanking sword and that three-pronged spear which none but he could wield?
"The Days of Mohammed" by Anna May Wilson
Luckily I had picked up my fish and taken my three-pronged fork away.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Figures of a trident or three-pronged fork; and ladle on the body.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Prongs round, one and a half inch long, three-tenths of an inch diameter.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The man from the spacer camp had been the focus of a three-prong attack from a female and her cubs.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
But it dodges out again like a wire-worm through a three-pronged fork.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The three-pronged barbed spears were fastened in long light handles, and every other preparation was made for having a successful expedition.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
A three-pronged dart for striking fish, used in the north of England.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Inside the city walls, Vaornia struck a three-pronged blow at Albert's senses.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Together the teams formed a three- pronged attack that would seal off all egress.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
A three-pronged birch fork makes the best broiler.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
The instrument employed in this operation has three prongs with very sharp points, with which the plant is carefully scratched.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Salt was scattered over the mass by one man, while another pitched it about with a three-pronged wooden fork.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
He had been hidden there in a three-prong fork by his mother as the Indians fled because she was too much exhausted to carry him further.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
The head of the instrument much resembles a three-pronged fork, with the middle prong a little shorter than the others.
"Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847" by John Rae
Long before that the side-stays, that make the car a three-pronged structure while out of service, can be dropped.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
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In news:

Starbucks has a three-pronged strategy: Via Ready Brew is intended for those who don't want to buy a coffee machine .
With polls showing that Newt Gingrich might be making up ground in South Carolina, Mitt Romney launched an three-pronged assault Wednesday that painted Gingrich as unreliable.
Upgrading outlets from two- prong to three- prong is allowed by code only if the circuit is GFCI protected.
A three- pronged formula can create immediate jobs.
GM Exec Takes Three- Pronged Approach to Rebuilding Brand.
Johnson Controls' Three- Pronged Secret.
HUD takes three- pronged approach to improve IT projects.
A three-pronged formula can create immediate jobs.
GM Exec Takes Three-Pronged Approach to Rebuilding Brand.
HUD takes three-pronged approach to improve IT projects.
Mayor's three-pronged proposal for school funding.
Philly tries a three-pronged approach.
A three-pronged approach to confront Afghanistan's corruption.
The Celtics' three-pronged attack was too much for the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night.
CUMBERLAND — A three-pronged effort to add donor names to the National Bone Marrow Registry (marrow.org) will take place Oct 11 to Oct 13 in Allegany County.
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In science:

Having understood the phase slips further we move on to the three prong scatterer (Fig. 4) that is often encountered in mesoscopic systems including the experimental set up of Ref. and many such similar experiments.
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
For the symmetric three prong scatterer (L1 = L2 = L3 = L), the antiresonances are almost cancelled by the resonances but still a violation of Eq. 2 or 3 can be seen at low energy.
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
The attractive potential in the three prong scatterer offsets the symmetry between the phase jumps and the phase drops so that they do not cancel each other.
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
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
Phase 2 of the analysis, with relaxed cuts for the ντ interaction, including three-prong decays, is in progress.
Experimental Summary
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 recovery of the three-prong decays is essential to make the base selection independent of the decay mode, and allow the use of higher level techniques to further suppress the background.
Reconstruction and Identification of Hadronic Decays of Taus using the CMS Detector
We select 3-prong vs. 1-prong topology events, i.e. three charged tracks are in one hemisphere and one charged track in the other.
Search for neutrinoless decays tau -> lhh and tau -> lV0
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