Forked counsel
Forked Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster]

A serpent seen, with forked tongue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal. [1913 Webster]

{Cross forked} (Her.), a cross, the ends of whose arms are divided into two sharp points; -- called also {cross double fitch['e]}. A {cross forked of three points} is a cross, each of whose arms terminates in three sharp points.

{Forked counsel}, advice pointing more than one way; ambiguous advice. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. -- {Fork"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Fork"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Forked — Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster] A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross forked — Forked Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster] A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross forked of three points — Forked Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster] A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King's counsel — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen's counsel — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross double fitch'e — Forked Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster] A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forkedly — Forked Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster] A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forkedness — Forked Forked, a. 1. Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting. [1913 Webster] A serpent seen, with forked tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alaskan king crab — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apostolic king — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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