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branch line

[′branch ‚līn]
(civil engineering)
A secondary line in a railroad system that connects to the main line.
(engineering)

branch line

1. A water supply line which connects one or more fixtures with the main supply, with a riser, or with another branch.
2. A pipe in which fire sprinklers (i.e., sprinkler heads) are placed.
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Instead of agreed-upon compromises on dispute resolution and branchline abandonment, we get an entirely new and much harsher set of rules.
When targeting swordfish, longlines are set overnight at shallow depths (10-100 m), and a light stick is often attached several meters above the hook on every second or third branchline.
Chen, "Synthesizing microstrip branchline couplers with predetermined compact size and bandwidth," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.
The Remembrance Line group, who are feistily campaigning to preserve Folkestone Harbour branchline in Kent, also wants to launch a vintage cross-channel service.
Should we not therefore change the name of the iron roadway into the city to the Manchester to Liverpool Branchline, just to confirm every day that we are a riverside backwater?
The two outputs of the Wilkinson coupler are connected to the branchline couplers with two 50 [OMEGA] microstrip lines of identical length.
IM Properties has invested an initial pounds 22 million in ground reclamation, roads and the re-instatement of a branchline to create the Midlands' largest rail served development site.
Joshi, "Coplanar waveguide two-stage balanced MMIC amplifier using impedance-transforming lumped-distributed branchline couplers," Proc.
The mainline was deployed from a hydraulically powered spool over the stern and fishing depth was controlled by adjusting branchline (~20 m) and floatline lengths (~10-90m), distance between buoys (~50 m), number of hooks between floats (6-10 hooks), and vessel speed (Fig.
The demolition gang arrive at the Wirral terminus to rip up the former Great Western Railway's branchline from Hooton on February 14, 1964.
Gipprich, "A New Class of Branchline Directional Couplers," IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 1993, pp.
Hong, "Design of a compact broad-band branchline hybrid," IEEE MTT-S Int.