Branch

A branch ( /ˈbrɑːntʃ/ or /ˈbræntʃ/, /ˈbræntʃ/) tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) or, rarely, faggot, is a woody structural member connected to but not part of the central trunk of a tree (or sometimes a shrub). Large branches are known as boughs and small branches are known as twigs.

While branches can be nearly horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, the majority of trees have upwardly diagonal branches.

The term "twig" often refers to a terminus, while "bough" refers only to branches coming directly from the trunk.

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Great Auricular Nerve - Branches
... The anterior branch (ramus anterior facial branch) is distributed to the skin of the face over the parotid gland, and communicates in the substance of the gland with ... The posterior branch (ramus posterior mastoid branch) supplies the skin over the mastoid process and on the back of the auricula, except at its upper part a filament pierces ... The posterior branch communicates with the smaller occipital, the auricular branch of the vagus, and the posterior auricular branch of the facial ...
Branch Davidians
... The Branch Davidians (also known as "The Branch") is a deeply religious cult that originated in 1955 from a schism in the Davidian Seventh Day Adventists ("Davidians"), a reform movement ... The Branch Davidians have many theological beliefs in common with Messianic Judaism From its inception in 1930, the reform movement inherited Adventism's apocalypticism, in that they believed themselves to be ... The name "Branch Davidian" is most widely known for the Waco Siege of 1993 on their property (known as the Mount Carmel Center) near Waco, Texas, by the ATF, FBI, and Texas ...
Hōnen - Disciples
... pledge include Benchō (1162–1238), founder of the main Chinzei branch of Jōdo-shū ... (1147–1247), founder of the Seizan branch of Jōdo-shū ... founder of the Jōdo Shinshū branch of Pure Land Buddhism ...
Branch, Arkansas - Demographics
... There were 141 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Krubera Cave - History of Exploration - 2001 Onwards - 2001
... Four underground camps established in the cave in the Main Branch at −500, −1,200 and −1,400 m and in the Nekujbyshevskaja Branch at −500 m ... and probing of potential leads in the deep sections of the Main Branch climbing in the Lamprechtsofen tributary digging in the boulder choke in the Nekujbyshevskaja Branch ...

Famous quotes containing the word branch:

    That man’s the true Conservative
    Who lops the mouldered branch away.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    True variety is in that plenitude of real and unexpected elements, in the branch charged with blue flowers thrusting itself, against all expectations, from the springtime hedge which seems already too full, while the purely formal imitation of variety ... is but void and uniformity, that is, that which is most opposed to variety....
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)