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graft
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The Grapes of Wrath
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as in: skin graft Define
to artificially join two things; or the smaller of the items joined; or the location of the joining
  • The men who graft the young trees, the little vines, are the cleverest of all, for theirs is a surgeon’s job, as tender and delicate; and these men must have surgeons’ hands and surgeons’ hearts to slit the bark, to place the grafts, to bind the wounds and cover them from the air.

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  • Graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree.
  • Skin from the leg was grafted to the face of the burn victim.

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  • And always they work, selecting, grafting, changing, driving themselves, driving the earth to produce.
  • They sprayed the trees and sold no crop, they pruned and grafted and could not pick the crop.

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  • Men who can graft the trees and make the seed fertile and big can find no way to let the hungry people eat their produce.
  • The men who graft the young trees, the little vines, are the cleverest of all, for theirs is a surgeon’s job, as tender and delicate; and these men must have surgeons’ hands and surgeons’ hearts to slit the bark, to place the grafts, to bind the wounds and cover them from the air.

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as in: skin graft Define
to artificially join two things; or the smaller of the items joined; or the location of the joining
as in: graft and corruption Define
corruption in which one uses their position to gain personal advantage -- especially political corruption
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