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city (1990 pop. 20,469), seat of Deschutes co., W central Oregon, on the Deschutes River, at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range; inc. 1904. Lumbering is the primary industry, and tourism is also important. Bend is the headquarters for Deschutes National Forest, which encompasses Newberry National Volcanic Monument.


(design engineering)
The characteristic of an object, such as a machine part, that is curved.
A section of pipe that is curved.
A knot formed by a rope fastened to an object or another rope.
A smooth change in the direction of the longitudinal axis of a waveguide.
A curve or turn occurring in a stream course, bed, or channel which has not yet become a meander.
The land area partly encircled by a bend or meander.
The departure of a defined navigation course or bearing from a straight line.

pipe bend

A pipe fitting, 1 used to achieve a change in direction.


Nautical a knot or eye in a line for joining it to another or to an object
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A Wall Street analyst, Walter Piecyk, tried for himself to bend an iPhone 6 Plus at an AT&T store.
The influence of rubber pressure on spring-back angle (or bend angle inaccuracy) was observed also.
Therefore, the cumulative frequency distribution was used to establish the lowest level at which the bend of a wood species could fail (Table 4).
defense - Lineman: Mike Althof, Brookings; Cody Walton, Douglas; Mark Parmarlee, Brookings; Justin Tobey, North Bend.
Permanent bend flex tails or tails with a sharp bend near the rigid part should be secured with adhesive.
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If the view round the bend increases as you approach then this is an `opening' bend, and you may be able to increase your speed through and out of the bend.
During FDR's administration, the nation first cast its gaze toward Gee's Bend as part of a program to chronicle poverty in rural America.
When an athlete bends the lead leg, there is less stress on the hamstring (reducing the probability of injuries).
A double matter or wood grain finish or grain on one side and good bend retention is what Alum-A-Pole Corp.
The article has a plurality of bend lines, which are predisposed on at least one end of the article to bend upon encountering the lateral compressive forces caused by a wearer's thighs.
In each case, the action of the step is the same as for simple and traveling assemble (plie and brush simultaneously, feet immediately together, land), except that immediately after brushing, the working leg starts to bend.