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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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Andy Laurence proposes to Sharon Parry on bended knee on the slopes of Moel Siabod before her accident on the descent Picture: OLIVIA PARRY; Newly-engaged Andy Laurence and Sharon Parry with Sharon's daughter Olivia, back at their Pentre Broughton home after their dramatic day Picture: MIKE DEAN
A MERSEYSIDE marine who lost both of his legs while serving his country in Afghanistan proposed to his girlfriend on bended knee.
And he insists he'll get down on bended knee and thank Naka for what he's done for Celtic when he leaves for home.
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The 60 year-old singer went down on bended knee at the Eiffel Tower, popped the question and produced a diamond engagement ring for the leggy blonde.
He got down on bended knee, popped the question and produced a diamond engagement ring at the Eiffel Tower.
Instead of having to go down on bended knee and pray for another chance, the new, improved Hoddle ought to be welcomed back into the Premiership with open arms.
A ROMANTIC chose the main stage at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod to go down on bended knee and pop the question to his pregnant girlfriend.
As she was reading it, I did a pirouette and presented her with the ring on bended knee.
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.
The TV presenter turned actor says he's looking for someone for whom he can go down on bended knee.