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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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It needeth not be -- thus -- thus -- O let me die Thus on my bended knee.
Sire, we supplicate you, with clasped hands and bended knees, as a divinity is supplicated
But neither could she doubt the righteousness of the prayer that was being read on bended knees.
That is why," he added, "it was painful to me to see you stand there before those men, answering their questions,--men whose walk in life was different, of an order removed from yours, who should not even have been permitted to approach you upon bended knees.
You're always a-being begged, and prayed, upon your bended knees you are,' said the footman with great emphasis to Trotty Veck, 'to let our door-steps be.
At his heels, on stringy bended legs, supporting herself with knuckles to the ground on either side, walked an old female of the Tree People, his latest wife.
As they swept gravely in by twos and by threes, with bended heads and muttering lips there were few who did not bear upon them some signs of their daily toil.
And you must NOT give it to me, Matthew, until my lessons are done, not even if I implore you on my bended knees.
Also there was a wide cornland and some men were reaping with sharp hooks the stalks which bended with the weight of the cars -- as if they were reaping Demeter's grain: others were binding the sheaves with bands and were spreading the threshing floor.
I will live and die--I vow it solemnly on my bended knees--I will live and die true to You.
Four-and-twenty silver tea-spoons, brother-in-law, two gravies, four salts, all the amethysts--necklace, brooch, and ear-rings--all made away with, at the same time, and I saying, almost on my bended knees, to that poor good soul, "Why don't you do something, Nicholas?
I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.