The paper apologized and forked over an undisclosed sum in “damages.”
And I forked over too much money for a polka dot shirt dress that was met with admiration from my coworkers.
“Whichever administration lawyer wrote this was having the president speak with forked tongue,” Kirk said.
One commenter summed up these sentiments: forked tongue: You mean you think any of us actually [i]watched[/i] it?
All this he said in one breath, in a flash of forked lightning, as it were.
A crack like a flash of forked lightning had shot across the face of the stone.
This nest is shown in its natural position over and partly between a forked branch of one of our common species of oak.
It was good to think that women had forked roads these days.
In case of need, merely a forked branch or a piece of split wood might serve as sheath or handle to the flint blade.
Their tongues are forked, and the poison of adders lies beneath their lips.
Old English forca "forked instrument used by torturers," a Germanic borrowing (cf. Old Norse forkr) from Latin furca "pitchfork; fork used in cooking," of uncertain origin.
Table forks were not generally used in England until 15c. The word is first attested in this sense in English in a will of 1463, probably from Old North French forque (Old French furche, Modern French fourche), from the Latin word. Of rivers, from 1753; of roads, from 1839.
"to divide in branches, go separate ways" (early 14c.), from fork (n.). Related: Forked; forking. The slang verb phrase fork up (or out) "give over" is from 1831.