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fork

 [fork]
a pronged instrument.
tuning fork a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction. See tuning fork tests.

fork

(fōrk),
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.

fork

(fork) a pronged instrument.
replication fork  a site on a DNA molecule at which unwinding of the helices and synthesis of daughter molecules are both occurring.
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Replication fork, showing simultaneous synthesis of both strands; since synthesis occurs in the 5′ to 3′ direction, one strand, the leading strand, can be synthesized continuously while the other, the lagging strand, must be synthesized discontinuously in short fragments (Okazaki fragments) which are later joined.
tuning fork  a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction.

fork

[fôrk]
Etymology: L, furca
1 an instrument with prongs.
2 something resembling such an instrument.

fork

(fōrk)
A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.

fork

(fōrk)
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.
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Five drops of "Beano" added to your first forkful of beans does the trick.
I don't recall a forkful from the time I sat down with Margo MacDonald and Jim Sillars during one of her Holyrood campaigns, but it was the best political lunch I've ever had.
Earlier, she'd been rather disappointed by a smoke and crab cake which she thought rather too heavily flavoured with chilli, though that's not something I'd echo after sampling a forkful.
We've barely got the first forkful to our mouths when the oldest suddenly shrieks: "I'm going to be sick" and races from the room.
Collectively, we've adopted a 'what will be will be' attitude before the first forkful, akin to playing Russian roulette with roast chicken, which is nostalgic.
He ate for a while, talked for a while longer and then, after a time, took a heaping forkful of potato salad.
95), and the forkful I managed to steal from her before she polished it off was way better than in most Italian restaurants.
IN the six seconds it takes you to enjoy your first forkful of turkey on Christmas Day, a child will die of malnutrition.
Too hot to touch, too aromatic to keep our fingers off and just flaky enough that the fish's savoury juices ran clear at each forkful.
But for those of us who are knife aware, and tut-tut at every other customer in a restaurant who shovels in food single-handedly by the forkful, this is no cutting-edge revelation.
Speaking about her battle with eating disorders recently, she said: "For 25 years, I could never put a forkful in my mouth without feeling fear, without feeling scared.