brachiate


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brachiate

[′bra·kē‚āt]
(botany)
Possessing widely divergent branches.
(zoology)
Having arms.
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The sagas' unity, 'like that of the prose romances, is not the traditional unity of theme (where each part is related to the main action), but the characteristically medieval cohesion of themes (where each part need only relate to another part), the formal result being a brachiate plot including a considerable portion of matter which is neither strictly necessary nor strictly superfluous but something in between' (pp.
Though he could brachiate well, he could not so much as scratch an itch with his right hand.