bad branch

bad branch

[¦bad ′branch]
(computer science)
An error in which execution of a computer program jumps to an incorrect instruction, usually as a result of errors in the program.
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The hikers from La Salle University in Philadelphia became disoriented and lost their way as night fell on the Bad Branch Falls State Nature Preserve outside Whitesburg.
Taking a bad branch from a tree means a good branch can grow, but it doesn't have to be the death of the tree.
Sutera excels in her ability to present both the positive aspects of vinedressing -- the tender care of the young plant, for example -- and ones that on first sight appear to be negative -- like the constant pruning of good and bad branches -- with equal honesty and sincerity.