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blend

[blend]
(materials)
A mixture so combined as to render the parts indistinguishable from one another.

Blend

 

in textile production, the mass of different fibers, mixed well in assigned proportions, from which yarn is made. The blend is usually formed by putting layers of preloosened material on top of one another and then selecting materials from all layers on the cross-section or by continuously feeding fiber material from different points into one stream.

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The trees are stripped of their nodding burdens, which, easily freed from the rind and core, are gathered together in capacious wooden vessels, where the pulpy fruit is soon worked by a stone pestle, vigorously applied, into a blended mass of a doughy consistency, called by the natives 'Tutao'.
Its shape was nearly a natural arc, the ends of which blended with the mountain, at points where its sides were less abrupt in their descent.
Blended with its borders, the gravel walk seemed unsteady and insecure to step on.
With those organic beings which never intercross (if such exist), the species, on my theory, must have descended from a succession of improved varieties, which will never have blended with other individuals or varieties, but will have supplanted each other; so that, at each successive stage of modification and improvement, all the individuals of each variety will have descended from a single parent.
Was it not youth to feel as he felt now, when coming from the other side to the edge of the wood he saw in the glowing light of the slanting sunbeams the gracious figure of Varenka in her yellow gown with her basket, walking lightly by the trunk of an old birch tree, and when this impression of the sight of Varenka blended so harmoniously with the beauty of the view, of the yellow oatfield lying bathed in the slanting sunshine, and beyond it the distant ancient forest flecked with yellow and melting into the blue of the distance?
For a moment Lord Wetherby seemed somewhat confused, but, pulling himself together, he covered his embarrassment with a pomposity that blended poorly with his horsy appearance.
There was, however, a singular and wild display of prodigal and ill judged ornaments, blended with his motley attire.
This full-bodied tea from China is then blended with tea leaves from Kenya to achieve a deeper flavor and darker cup appearance.
Various polymers can be blended to develop novel materials, with a range of favorable characteristics.
Opt for a licuado - a blended fruit drink that's popular and traditional in Mexico and throughout Latin American countries.
The truck was taking on a load of 8,000 gallons of petroleum diesel blended with biodiesel, and the driver would take that blend to a petroleum distributorship to sell to farmers and other customers.
They planted fruit trees alongside tea plants to provide shade; the wind often shook the trees and sprinkled their blossoms over the tea plants, thus creating a flavored or blended tea.