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Prong

prong

1. A sharp-pointed instrument. Prick it on a prong of iron. (Sandys)

2. The tine of a fork, or of a similar instrument; as, a fork of two or three prongs.

3. (Science: zoology) A sharp projection, as of an antler. The fang of a tooth.

Origin: Cf. D. Prangen to pinch, press, LG. Prange a stick, or W. Procio to thrust, E. Prowl, pang.


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The Fiber Disease

... moist, they have a scalloped edge on what appears to be the top, a head-like appendage that extends on a neck from the main body, and a pointed prong or tail at the other end. They remind me somewhat of an acanthocephalan worm (which, by the way, have been found in canned tuna and other fish). ...

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What is the smartest animal not human

... smart is knowing how to avoid predation. Some organisms do it by simply regrowing parts, as in plants. But you're right, they are different. The prong honged antelope is still very impressive. A human can go to the gym for hours every week and will won't be able to generate half the mitochondrial ...

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Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:03 am
 
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