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noun as in small branch

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It was his unifying work that pruned all these twigs of knowledge into a single coherent and lovely tree — one that’s borne fruit for generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

The Solo Stove Lite Stove is a stainless steel contraption that pulls in air through the holes in its base to help the sticks and twigs inside combust.

Two of my neighbors use those blowers that blow leaves and debris out into the street, but unfortunately they don't bag the leaves and twigs.

These insects, however, belong on a nearby — but different — twig of the insect evolutionary tree.

These ethanol-susceptible twigs sprout quite different animals.

Not even the tiniest twig from a tree falls unnoticed in this media forest.

Suddenly, we hear the sound of a twig cracking; all three men look around anxiously, particularly JASON.

To drop on one knee and level his piece was the work of an instant, but unfortunately he snapped a dry twig in doing so.

He clutches at a sharp point of rock here, or a twig there; but if it is not as safe as he believed, woe unto him!

There was a quiet, cynical smile on his face as he sat there beating a tattoo on his leggings with a hickory twig.

Burn the male olive-branch and the pine twig and juniper, and let the blazing laurel crackle amid the hearth.

Not a twig broke as they crept up the side of the deep ravine and looked out at the herd.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to twig, such as: limb, sprig, branch, offshoot, scion, and shoot.

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