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Bend,

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.

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.

pipe bend

A pipe fitting, 1 used to achieve a change in direction.

bend

Nautical a knot or eye in a line for joining it to another or to an object
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The seasons of the year If the yearly seasons are not he but she Then down on bended knee, I'd go and offer up, a plea Gently teasing, yet somehow pleasing, my thoughts, I would express A case I'd make, for mankind's sake, fears and worries I would address So, June's summer follows chilly spring Wondering just what autumn will bring Cold, crisp winter, completes the year Then April springs, from her winter's lair Ah, April showered and dressed to thrill May June's summer days last until An Indian summer greets us all And time, drifts gently, into fall Let us hope, winter's mild and calm Let her pass quickly, without causing harm For those who are sick, especially the old, Let her freeze melt, before it takes hold HARRY WATSON, Wallsend.
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