from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide into four quarters, as a deer.
- n. In hunting, one of the forks or haunches of a door. Also fouch.
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The sides and deck-roof were of a yellow ground, and covered with paintings of flowers, leaves, fruit, insects, birds, monkeys, dogs, and cats; some of those latter animals were what in heraldic language would be called _queue-fourchée_.