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Bend

Bend, city (2020 pop. 99,178), 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.
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bend

[bend]
(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.
(electromagnetism)
A smooth change in the direction of the longitudinal axis of a waveguide.
(geology)
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.
(navigation)
The departure of a defined navigation course or bearing from a straight line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pipe bend

A pipe fitting, 1 used to achieve a change in direction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bend

Nautical a knot or eye in a line for joining it to another or to an object
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Bend knees to 45 degrees, make soft fists and bend elbows to 90 degrees.
Release and relax into stretch - to come out, bend knees, draw in feet and roll over to one side then ease to sitting.
Keep knees straight throughout exercise or bend knees slightly only during stretch.
Slowly bend knees 45 to 90 degrees while raising both arms over head.
Soften knees, ease forward from hips, put hands to floor either side of feet (initially you may need to bend knees to accommodate this position)
Bend knees and try to touch the floor on either side of your toes.