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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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Lingers long in the mouth after the final forkful has gone.
Earlier this year, the diva lost 32lbs in four months thanks to her self-invented "morsel" eating plan, during which she ate less than a forkful of food at any time.
But what I really, really want to do is indulge without being told every forkful is going to kill me.
You'd think we were trying to poison Daisy sometimes the way she reacts to a simple forkful of mashed potato.
For example, even if the meat on a plate is passably warm, mashed potatoes should definitely emit steam when one scoops up the initial forkful.
Business was brisk but we didn't have to wait long before our starters arrived looking superb - and one forkful was enough to confirm that the taste was even better.
There I'd be, with a forkful of shepherd's pie on the way to my mouth when some poor bloke who'd been impaled on a park railing was brought in pouring blood, Charlie shouted "Crash
Unfortunately, she had a full English and sat profile on to me, so I could see every forkful of egg and black pudding.
And no sooner had my dining partner put their last forkful of food into their mouth than a nearby waiter was on hand to ask if we had finished.
I savoured every forkful of the world's most expensive pie.
I know the pie was scrummy because I pinched a forkful.
The meal was eaten quietly, with only the sound of the clock ticking and the logs dropping in the fireplace while the dogs sat at our feet watching each forkful going into our mouths and waiting for any leftovers to come their way.