(Wesley) Branch, 1881–1965, U.S. baseball executive.
a cocktail consisting of gin or vodka, lime juice, and soda water, served iced: a gin rickey
And as long as there is thirst and limes, or lemons and gin, so long will the Honorable Joe Rickey be remembered in Missouri and his famous beverage tickle the palates of discriminating citizens. A hundred summers hence Joe Rickey will be called and Champ Clark and DeArmond forgotten. [“The Conservative,” Nebraska City, Neb., July 6, 1899.]
branch target buffer
branch to fishkill
water in or from a branch, creek, stream, etc.; pure, natural water. Also called branch. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. (in a drink, highball, etc.) plain water as distinguished from soda water, ginger ale, or the like; ordinary water. Historical Examples The Tempering Charles Neville Buck
a disease of walnut trees, characterized by sudden wilting of the leaves, and cankers and discoloration of the bark and branches, caused by a fungus, Hendersonula toruloidea.