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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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North Wales Police examiner Gary Owen Roberts said: "The tyre would have caused the car to oversteer round the bend, which would have been nearly impossible to correct.
Bus driver Geoffrey Nice said: "When I saw the car coming round the bend I thought to myself what a speed it was doing and then the driver lost control of the car.
As reported, officials at Elmtree Social Club, in Bishopton Road West, were being driven round the bend trying to dispose of the black Ford Escort Ghia left in their car park since before Christmas.
He claimed celebrity status was driving him round the bend, that he couldn't park in his personal reserved bay at Asda Stevenage without being harassed for autographs.
A GROUP of Irish leprechauns took time out from celebrating St Patrick's Day to be sent round the bend at a Midland theme park.
In the boredom of the same day for years on end, Round in circles, Round the bend.
PR and marketing professionals are being invited to drive other city sectors round the bend.
The winner for August 29 is GOING ROUND THE BEND, BACK LATER from Mrs M Davies of Lichfield.
Recalling the incident McCoy said: ``The horse broke its shoulder halfway round the bend.
THE M25 London orbital road sends drivers round the bend with boredom, according to a survey.
It's strange though because the fever leaves you, Always when the season comes to an end, All the stress and tension fades away, Just when your about to go round the bend.
Riders were happy after competitive racing at 7f-plus resumed yesterday, with no problems in any of the five races - featuring a total of 59 runners - that came round the bend.