Sentence Examples with the word forking

As in Gymnosperms, branching is monopodial; dichotomy or the forking of the growing point into two equivalent branches which replace the main stem, is absent both in the case able variety in form (see Leaf), but are generally small in comparison with the size of the plant; exceptions occur in some Monocotyledons, e.g.

Betsy was seated at the table, forking sausage onto her plate and smothering pancakes in maple syrup.

She shrugged, forking a stake.

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He nodded, forking some of the meat onto his plate.

In length, thickly crowded with forking branches and opposite leaves, which are about 2 in.

Cristatum is a handsome variety with fronds forking at the apex and the tips of all the pinnae crested and curled.

In the Coal Measures they commonly occur in the underclay beneath the coal-seams. Complete specimens of the stumps show that from the base of the aerial stem four Stigmarian branches were given off, which took a horizontal or obliquely descending course, forking at least twice.

The antlers are short, upright and deeply furrowed, the beam forking at about two-thirds of its length, and the upper prong again dividing, thus making three points.

Fred sat at the table and began forking in the cold meat.