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  • n. Colletively, the branches of a tree


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  • She stared up through the branchwork of willow and elm, listening to her breath and taking her pulse from within.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • As a river flows over its fan it commonly divides into a branchwork of shifting channels called DISTRIBUTARIES, since they lead off the water from the main stream.

    The Elements of Geology

  • By the furrowing action of the rain wash and the head ward lengthening, of tributaries a branchwork of drainage channels grows until it covers the entire area, and not an acre is left on which the fallen raindrop does not find already cut for it an uninterrupted downward path which leads it on by way of gully, brook, and river to the sea.

    The Elements of Geology

  • Claverhouse! "sighed Edith;" root and branchwork is the mildest of his expressions.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • “You are lost — you are lost, if you are to plead your cause with Claverhouse!” sighed Edith; “root and branchwork is the mildest of his expressions.

    Old Mortality


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