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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.
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(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.
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.


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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Also the traffic-calming measures on Cypress Crescent have created a dangerous situation as cars come speeding round the bend (a 20mph zone) and not giving way as required.
However, mysterious spirits drive him round the bend, placing the lives of his wife and psychic young son in grave danger.
CASH POINT By Tricia Phillips DODGY second-hand car dealers are driving buyers round the bend.
Alan Muir was driven round the bend by the council after they gave him two parking tickets on the same day.
"She pulled back in quickly as we went round the bend, I think she was about half and half on either side of the road.
This allows us to provide fresh ground for each meeting and the runners picked up the inside track coming round the bend.
The African Grey will not stop repeating it, and a friend of the family said: "It's driving everybody round the bend. Nobody knows how to stop it.
Last time out, we discovered that Carlos' sight might be restored, Susan finally discovered that Mike has been dating Katherine, while Orson's snoring due to his broken nose drove Bree, above, round the bend. Meanwhile, Lynette vowed to protect Porter, even if he was responsible for the nightclub fire, and Dave twisted the knife further by telling the police he saw the teenager hanging around the storeroom where the blaze started.
MY nine-year-old daughter is continually telling lies and it is driving me and my partner round the bend.
Q MY lovelorn 15-year-old is driving me round the bend.
She toughens me up without driving me round the bend with kale juice and the more depressing style of sprout" - Actress Emma Thompson (pictured) praises her personal trainer Louise Parker for helping to keep her figure trim.
I looked up and there was a black car coming sideways round the bend. I have never seen a car move so fast in my life."