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Branch

An operation in a foreign country incorporated in the home country.

Branch

1. An office or subsidiary of a company that exists and conducts operations in a country other than the one in which the company is headquartered. See also: MNC.

2. A semi-independent office of a bank. For example, a bank may have five branches in a city where account holders can make deposits and withdrawals and conduct other business at the place most convenient for them.
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Immediately a prelude of pipe, cithern, and viol, touched with practised minstrelsy, began to play from a neighboring thicket, in such a mirthful cadence that the boughs of the Maypole quivered to the sound.
It groaned with a dismal sound; it showered leaves and rosebuds upon the remorseless enthusiast; and finally, with all its green boughs and ribbons and flowers, symbolic of departed pleasures, down fell the banner staff of Merry Mount.
Before the stones had been raging through the leaves and bouncing from the boughs fifteen minutes, we began to notice a smell.
This tree I was three days in cutting down, and two more cutting off the boughs, and reducing it to a log or piece of timber.
The long-drawn wail of two old boughs rubbing against each other brought out the perspiration in beads on her forehead.
It happened one evening, when we went on shore, that a greater number of their people came down than usual, but all very friendly and civil; and they brought several kinds of provisions, for which we satisfied them with such toys as we had; the women also brought us milk and roots, and several things very acceptable to us, and all was quiet; and we made us a little tent or hut of some boughs or trees, and lay on shore all night.
It was a very great piece of folly in me, I confess, to venture back, as it were, alone; for as it began now to be almost day, and the alarm had run over the country, there stood about forty men armed with lances and boughs at the little place where the twelve or thirteen houses stood, mentioned before: but by accident I missed the place, and came directly to the seaside, and by the time I got to the seaside it was broad day: immediately I took the pinnace and went on board, and sent her back to assist the men in what might happen.
Birds of the air flit to and fro, Squirrels hop from bough to bough.
Just a few years ago, the Senate considered President Obamas nomination of Stephen Bough to be a federal judge in Missouri.
Of particular interest is whether that opposition went beyond The Golden Bough and perhaps anthropology itself to have implications for religion.
In keeping with this concept, he produced two versions of the bough for the show.