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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 The generic maritime name for a knot which is used to join two ropes or hawsers together or to attach a rope or cable to an object. In strict maritime meaning, a knot is one...

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bender

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 9 words.

A tool used for bending bars and pipes.

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bending

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 22 words.

The act of producing curvature in a component: elastic (recoverable) bending occurs in springs; plastic (permanent) bending occurs in sheet-metal

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 114 words.

command, demand, remand • reprimand • countermand • amend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, befriend, bend, blend, blende,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 111 words.

command, demand, remand • reprimand • countermand • amend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, befriend, bend, blend, blende,

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 36 words.

†ribbon, band OE.; (her.) ordinary formed by two parallel lines XV. OE. bend :- Gmc. *bandjō, f. *

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bending

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 51 words.

Caused by rotating either end of the length of a material in the opposite direction about its axis. Bending moment

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 70 words.

bend someone's ear talk to someone, especially with great eagerness or in order to ask a favour. informal

bend your

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in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 27 words.

v.

attach (a sail or rope) by means of a knot: sailors were bending sails to the spars.

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In heraldry, an ordinary in the form of a broad diagonal stripe from top left (dexter chief) to bottom right (sinister base) of a shield or part of one.

bend sinister a broad...

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Bend

Robert Witmer.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 271 words.

A variation in pitch (often microtonal) upwards or downwards during the course of a note; to execute such a variation. Typically the player or singer attacks the note at “true” pitch, bends...

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