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Brancher
Brancher Branch"er, n. 1. That which shoots forth branches; one who shows growth in various directions. 2. (Falconry) A young hawk when it begins to leave the nest and take to the branches.
Branchery
Branchery Branch"er*y, n. A system of branches.
Branches
Branch Branch, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche, fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor. brank branch, bough.] 1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant. 2. Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway. Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up. --W. Irving. 3. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department. ``Branches of knowledge.' --Prescott. It is a branch and parcel of mine oath. --Shak. 4. (Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola. 5. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family. His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock. --Carew. 6. (Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters. Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear the bit, the cross chains, and the curb. Branch herring. See Alewife. Root and branch, totally, wholly. Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig.
Branches of a bridle
Branch Branch, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche, fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor. brank branch, bough.] 1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant. 2. Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway. Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up. --W. Irving. 3. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department. ``Branches of knowledge.' --Prescott. It is a branch and parcel of mine oath. --Shak. 4. (Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola. 5. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family. His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock. --Carew. 6. (Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters. Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear the bit, the cross chains, and the curb. Branch herring. See Alewife. Root and branch, totally, wholly. Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig.
Branches of a bridle
Bridle Bri"dle, n. [OE. bridel, AS. bridel; akin to OHG. britil, brittil, D. breidel, and possibly to E. braid. Cf. Bridoon.] 1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages. 2. A restraint; a curb; a check. --I. Watts. 3. (Gun.) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc. 4. (Naut.) (a) A span of rope, line, or chain made fast as both ends, so that another rope, line, or chain may be attached to its middle. (b) A mooring hawser. Bowline bridle. See under Bowline. Branches of a bridle. See under Branch. Bridle cable (Naut.), a cable which is bent to a bridle. See 4, above. Bridle hand, the hand which holds the bridle in riding; the left hand. Bridle path, Bridle way, a path or way for saddle horses and pack horses, as distinguished from a road for vehicles. Bridle port (Naut.), a porthole or opening in the bow through which hawsers, mooring or bridle cables, etc., are passed. Bridle rein, a rein attached to the bit. Bridle road. (a) Same as Bridle path. --Lowell. (b) A road in a pleasure park reserved for horseback exercise. Bridle track, a bridle path. Scolding bridle. See Branks, 2. Syn: A check; restrain.

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- Branche is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Alcée Louis la Branche (1806–1861), American politician George Branche (born 1953), Sierra...
- Derrick Branche (born 1947) is a British actor, best known for his role in the film My Beautiful Laundrette and television roles in The Jewel in the Crown...
- Stanley E. Branche (1933 - December 22, 1992) was a civil rights leader from Pennsylvania who worked as executive secretary in the Chester, Pennsylvania...
- LaBranche & Co. Inc. (NYSE: LAB) was a market maker and specialist firm on the NYSE, one of the oldest in the business at the time of its acquisition...
- individual chocolate bars called Branches (French for branches). The original Branche was first mentioned in Kohler’s recipe books from 1896 and is produced...
- Alcée Louis la Branche (1806 – August 17, 1861) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Louisiana. He served one term as a...
- Coudekerque-Branche (French pronunciation: ​[kud(ə)kɛʁk bʁɑ̃ʃ]; Dutch: Nieuw-Koudekerke, West Flemish: Nieuw-Koukerke, lit. 'New Cold Church') is a commune...
- George Branche is a Sierra Leonean Olympic middle-distance runner. He represented his country in the men's 1500 meters, men's 800 meters, and men's 4...
- The canton of Coudekerque-Branche is an administrative division of the Nord department, northern France. Its borders were modified at the French canton...
- Mercury (then Farrokh Bulsara) (lead singer, guitarist and pianist), Derrick Branche (guitarist), Bruce Murray (guitarist), Victory Rana (drummer) and Farang...
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