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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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3--Tube heater is activated and starts heating the bended tube zone.
She says: "My heart tells me you know and I am on bended knees begging you to end this torture and finally put my mind at rest."
It incorporates an encapsulated LED chip on an axial lead frame to form a molded epoxy lamp package with six bended leads for surface mounting.
ONLY one in five Scots goes down on bended knee to pop the question, a survey revealed yesterday.
The dancers maintain this rhythm (typically, with one partner's left hand clasping the other's right) as they navigate through turns--side to side, behind the back, or with one partner on bended knee, hand held out like a compass as the other literally dances circles around him.
There is no getting down on bended knee, no engagement ring produced from a pocket and no happy tears at the words: "Will you marry me?"
"CATSA had to go on bended knee, as it were, to get funding from the treasury board," he says.
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Eventually I went back in and, desperate for a conversation, drew a bended information technology professional wearing one of those leather bandolier things into a cabin.
Two women took advantage of the leap-year tradition by proposing to their boyfriends and two guys got down on bended knee.
Indicating a range of interests that he intends to pursue in his work for the magazine, his other books include On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency and, most recently, The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World.