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twig

(twig),
One of the finer terminal branches of an artery; a small branch or small ramus.
[A.S.]

twig

(twig) a final ramification, as of branches of a nerve or blood vessel.

twig

The final branch of a structure such as a nerve or vessel.
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With pale green skin, a shock of frightful black hair, twiglike legs and a cackling laugh, Hazel was the creepy witch who was always outwitted by Bugs Bunny.
The place settings, complete with squirrel-designed dinnerware and twiglike silverware, gave a sense of dining in the woods.
If desired, cut orange gumdrops into slender wedges for carrot-shaped noses, green gumdrops into leaves, red gumdrops into berries, licorice sticks into twiglike arms.