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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2014-07-13 11:17 pm

Prompt #194

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

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Today's word is: fork

fork [fawrk]

noun instrument having two or more prongs or tines, for holding, lifting, etc., as an implement for handling food or any of various agricultural tools.
2. something resembling or suggesting this in form.
3. tuning fork.
4. Machinery, yoke1.
5. a division into branches.

verb (used with object)
12. to pierce, raise, pitch, dig, etc., with a fork.
13. to make into the form of a fork.
14. Chess. to maneuver so as to place (two opponent's pieces) under simultaneous attack by the same piece.

verb (used without object)
15. to divide into branches: Turn left where the road forks.
16. to turn as indicated at a fork in a road, path, etc.: Fork left and continue to the top of the hill.

Verb phrases
17. fork over / out / up, Informal. to hand over; deliver; pay: Fork over the money you owe me!

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