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divaricate

[dī′var·ə‚kāt]
(biology)
Broadly divergent and spread apart.
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Designed as independent projects, some of the key sculptures in EKWC Ceramaskin (specifically a five-foot-long, gray-stoneware ramp geodesically articulated into facets and an earthenware limb divaricating into smaller branches held together with green electrician's tape and sprouting buds of tiny electrified lights) would be separated at the end of the exhibition, then later physically and conceptually reunited in a 2009 exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A change of a very few feet in the relative levels in some parts of the divaricating alluvial bank, would suffice to put an end to the distomosis, and determine the flow of the Pirse river either wholly into the lake, or wholly into the river of Rupshu.
He deduces the "reader's partisanship with sadism" from a characteristic of the novel I have analyzed above: "the reader's progress from one episode to another is an ever-thwarted attempt at movement in an ocean-like crowd of divaricating elements.