from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, an instrument of punishment varying between the types and uses of the yoke and the gallows, according to its size and shape.
- n. In zoölogical classifications, divergence in two lines from the point representing a given group; dichotomy, considered in the abstract.
- n. An inflected elastic anal organ ending in a fork, by which the animal is enabled to leap, as in Podura.
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