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Caricature, by the way, is a branch of Georgian Art which M. Rouquet neglects.

Just as he dropped a branch down at her feet, she caught the sound of wheels.

Lieutenant Ford was wounded and a branch of an artery was cut.

At this moment, the note of a bird sounded from the branch of a neighboring tree.

Accordingly, Jason took the branch at its word, and lopped it off the tree.

Soon I thought I heard a snapping of a branch away off up the mountain.

We have in Berkshire a branch of this road called the Ridgeway.

Was it his imagination, or did a branch snap, a twig rustle down the road?

It is quite as honourable, or dishonourable, which ever it may be, as any other branch of business.

I been thinking I might likely kind of branch out on my own account.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, braunch, "limb of a tree" (also used of things analogous to it, especially geographic features), from Old French branche "branch, bough, twig; branch of a family" (12c.), from Late Latin branca "footprint," later "a claw, paw," of unknown origin, probably from Gaulish. The connecting notion would be the shape (cf. pedigree). Replaced native bough. Meaning "local office of a business" is first recorded 1817, from earlier sense of "component part of a system" (1690s).

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