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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRANCHES OUT

Thus the Pahi, to which we are going, branches out of the Arapaoa.

He motioned towards a log lying beside the path and kicked some branches out of the way.

It branches out into myriads of minute vessels, which are thus filled with air every time we breathe.

The class which branches out on different lines of study has already ceased to be a class.

From Blisworth branches out the line to Peterborough, with sixteen stations, of which we name above the more important.

He now begins more directly the history of pamphlets, which he branches out from four different etymologies.

But Blake had fastened the food in the chuck-box and slung everything gnawable up in the branches out of reach of the sly thieves.

This fact being ascertained, a more complex inquiry remains, which branches out into two distinct questions.

The Spanish jessamine has flowered in the night, and spreads its branches out fragrant with its golden drops.

You see I find, in a general way, that talk—what you might call, branches out so.

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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