One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I began raking up the leaves and branches I'd trimmed, and clearing out a lot of debris that had collected in and around the branchy bush.’
- ‘Making his way back to the dinghy he took off his jacket and boots, shirt and trousers, stowed them in the dinghy, went down to the waterline where a small, branchy dead tree lay and heaved and shoved it out into the water.’
- ‘It is a branchy, brushy, rooty tree, without leaves.’
- ‘The brain, at least from afar, looks like a plate of macaroni, its branchy veins rivers of red pepper sauce.’
- ‘The Russian network of modern New York is as thick and branchy as a Siberian fir-tree.’
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