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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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In this issue, Quandt talks with Winnipegbased director Guy Maddin, whose installation Cowards Bend the Knee opened in March at Toronto's Power Plant.
I have read several ``how to'' books, which invariably say to bend the knees, extend the arms, and let the ball slide off your fingertips.
By the end of the day, I have forgotten to bend the knees and the rest of it, and am just trying by any means possible to get the darned ball in the basket.
You must start to bend the knees in preparation to enter the second turn and.
Bend the knees and roll the shoulders, warming up the whole body for about 8-10 minutes.
Have the athlete round the shoulders and upper back and slightly bend the knees, then have him lower the weight in a smooth and controlled manner and pause momentarily before recovering to the starting position.