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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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Dan Riccio, Apple's engineering lead, acknowledged, "The bottom line is that if you use enough force to bend an iPhone, or any phone, it's going to deform.
All other bar sizes must be preheated to 1,100 F to 1,200 F before bending, and the reheat length of reinforcing bar must be equal to at least five bar diameters in each direction from the center of the bend.
The measured spring-back angles or bend angle inaccuracies after bending were relatively low.
diversicolor--very good bend (wood failure level 2).
Defensive player of the year - Cody Clark, North Bend, and Drew Rainwater, Siuslaw.
Compression can cause wrinkles in the cover coat on the inside of the bend.
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.
The Quilts of Gee's Bend doesn't give you patterns or tell you how to replicate quilts.
Lie down on your back, bend your knees with feet to the floor close to your hips, and place your hands under your shoulders with the fingers pointing toward your feet.
The natural slight bend in the lead leg when it is lifted is fundamental to the lead-leg action (Photos 1-3).