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blend

[blend]
(materials)
A mixture so combined as to render the parts indistinguishable from one another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Oedipus fears mass destruction of the city of Thebes ("with the god's good help success is sure; 'tis ruin if we fail," line 146), while the words "weltering surge of blood" (line 24), "fiery plague" (line 166), "the land is sore distressed" (line 685), and "wailing on the altar stair, wives and grandams rend the air, long-drawn moans and piercing cries blent with prayers and litanies" (lines 184-186) (2,3) all illustrate vividly the severity of the situation.
This is fairly close to Justice Scalia's view as well, although in his understanding "blent theisms" refers exclusively to good upstanding Christian sorts of God, and not the more unsavory foreign kinds.
Evening falls Like a dead fly on the knot of blent wire and mortar and cement ...
The church building exercises this influence because, as Larkin's speaker concludes, it serves as a receptacle for peoples' thoughts, a place in which the focus of one's mind can go beyond the demands of the everyday and seek out something deeper and more lasting; a form, perhaps, of wisdom: "A serious house on serious earth it is / In whose blent air all our compulsions meet / Are recognized, and robed as destinies" (Collected 97).
Reading myths, #1: "Reading is linear." Au contraire Claire, reading is in a bent hoop belle of oval what blatant Valerie blent is what that, obviously.
Declaring offhandedly that he has "no idea / What this accoutred frowsty barn is worth" (53-54), the speaker proceeds quasi-liturgically to extol precisely what he deems its "worth" to be: "A serious house on serious earth it is, / In whose blent air all our compulsions meet, / Are recognised, and robed as destinies" (55-57).
NONAGRAM: able; abler; albert; alert; alter; antler; bale; baler; battle; belt; blare; blatter; blear; bleat; blent; blue; bluer; bluet; blunt; blunter; blur; blurt; brutal; burl; butler; earl; elan; lane; late; latent; later; latten; latter; lean; leant; learn; learnt; lent; lube; lunate; lune; lure; lute; nebula; nebular; neural; neutral; nutlet; ratel; rattle; real; rebuttal; renal; rental; ruble; rule; runlet; table; tablet; tale; talent; teal; tubal; tunable; TURNTABLE; turtle; ulna; ulnar; ultra; unable; unreal.
In Philip Larkin's poem 'Church Going' (1954) the poet is surprised by his own inability to maintain a flippant attitude throughout his visit to a church: A serious house on serious earth it is, In whose blent air all our compulsions meet, Are recognized, and robed as destinies.
It was precisely twelve o'clock; twelve by Big Ben; whose stroke was wafted over the northern part of London; blent with that of other clocks, mixed in a thin ethereal way with the clouds and wisps of smoke, and died up there among the seagulls--twelve o'clock struck as Clarissa Dalloway laid her green dress on the bed, and the Warren Smiths walked down Harley Street.
Liddell Kelly ends his sonnet 'May conquering and conquered blood be blent / And breed new beauty and virility!', indicating the way in which the dying race myth could be used as a positive metaphor for miscegenation.
Phillip Blent jumped into action when little Dylan Forbes's mum saw smoke pouring from her window and heard a tiny cry of "Mum".
As he faces "another world" than combat, the narrator has a spasm of anger at Bland, which passes as "The band blent with the cold along the bones" (428).