sharp points. Forked counsel, advice pointing more than one way; ambiguous advice. [Obs.] B.
Fork"ed*ly adv. Fork"ed*ness, n.
(For*kerve) v. t. [Obs.] See Forcarve, v. t.
(Fork"i*ness) n. The quality or state or dividing in a forklike manner.
(Fork"less), a. Having no fork.
(Fork"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) One of several Asiatic and East Indian passerine birds, belonging to
Enucurus, and allied genera. The tail is deeply forked. (b) A salmon in its fourth year's growth. [Prov.
Fork-tailed flycatcher (Zoöl.), a tropical American flycatcher - - Fork-tailed gull (Zoöl.), a gull of
the genus Xema, of two species, esp. X. Sabinii of the Arctic Ocean. Fork-tailed kite (Zoöl.), a
graceful American kite (Elanoides forficatus); called also swallow-tailed kite.
(Fork"-tailed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow-
tailed; said of many birds.
(Fork"y) a. Opening into two or more parts or shoots; forked; furcated. "Forky tongues." Pope.
(For*laft") obs. p. p. of Forleave. Chaucer.
(For*lay") v. t. [Pref. for- + lay.] To lie in wait for; to ambush.
An ambushed thief forlays a traveler.Dryden.
(For*leave") v. t. [OE. forleven; pref. for- + leven to leave.] To leave off wholly. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(For*lend") v. t. To give up wholly. [Obs.]
(For*lese") v. t. [p. p. Forlore Forlorn ] [OE. forlesen. See Forlorn.] To lose utterly. [Obs.]
(For*let"), v. t. [OE. forleten, AS. forl&aemacrtan; pref. for- + l&aemacrtan to allow; akin to G.
verlassen to leave. See Let to allow.] To give up; to leave; to abandon. [Obs.] "To forlet sin." Chaucer.
(For*lie") v. i. See Forelie.
(For*lore") imp. pl. & p. p. of Forlese. [Obs.]
The beasts their caves, the birds their nests forlore.Fairfax.
(For*lorn") a. [OE., p. p. of forlesen to lose utterly, AS. forleósan (p. p. forloren); pref. for-
+ leósan (in comp.) to lose; cf. D. verliezen to lose, G. verlieren, Sw. förlora, Dan. forloren, Goth.
fraliusan to lose. See For-, and Lorn, a., Lose, v. t.]
1. Deserted; abandoned; lost.
Of fortune and of hope at once forlorn.Spenser.
Some say that ravens foster forlorn children.Shak.