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fourché

or fourchée

[foo r-shey] /fʊərˈʃeɪ/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
forked or divided into two at the extremity or in extremities:
a lion's tail fourché; a cross fourché.
Origin of fourché
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < French; see fork, -ee
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  • Since your son-in-law goes to fourche to-morrow, perhaps he can take her.

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  • It's one Léonard, widow of one Guérin, who lives at fourche.

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  • Not to fourche, but to Ormeaux, where she is going to stay the rest of the year.

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  • As your son-in-law is going to fourche to-morrow, he can just as well take her.

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  • All that Germain could learn was that the girl and the child had gone in the direction of fourche.

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  • He hurried to fourche: the widow and her lovers had not returned, nor had Père Léonard.

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  • Germain reflected a moment, then asked if the farmer from Ormeaux had not come to fourche.

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  • We could not make anything on the Garner farm, and it was mighty unhealthy down in fourche bottoms.

  • Little Marie offered to take his child to Ormeaux, whither he might go to get him after he had introduced himself at fourche.

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  • Then when we had gone back of the farm-houses, we crossed a little meadow, and we went to fourche to find you.

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