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bend

(bend) a flexure or curve; a flexed or curved part.
varolian bend  the third cerebral flexure in the developing fetus.
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For never did so strong a hand bend a bow, or so true an eye direct a shaft.
In one of the bends of the river, where the channel made a deep curve under impending banks, they suddenly heard yells and shouts above them, and beheld the cliffs overhead covered with armed savages.
Robin had walked no farther than where the bend of the road hid his good men from his view, when he stopped suddenly, for he thought that he heard voices.
Scarcely had the echo of the last note of Robin's bugle come winding back from across the river, when four tall men in Lincoln green came running around the bend of the road, each with a bow in his hand and an arrow ready nocked upon the string.
So intent was Mombi on the treasures she had gained that when she turned the bend in the road and caught a glimpse of the man, she merely nodded and said:
In front of him, in the bend of the river beyond the marsh, moved a bright-colored line of peasant women, and the scattered hay was being rapidly formed into gray winding rows over the pale green stubble.
First she gathered it together, stuck the fork into it, then with a rapid, supple movement leaned the whole weight of her body on it, and at once with a bend of her back under the red belt she drew herself up, and arching her full bosom under the white smock, with a smart turn swung the fork in her arms, and flung the bundle of hay high onto the cart.
And now, with the world before me, whither should I bend my steps?
As for techies who made their own bend tests after the reports of the bending phones, some individuals defended Apple and questioned the tests.
The paper suggests that bend gestures may be of utility for people with motor skill limitations that prevented the use of other input systems.
The compression generated by elastic tool increases radial compressive stresses in bend.
The failure assessment procedure was implemented for each bend.