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- n. Plural form of bend.
- n. A condition of bubbles in the blood which sometimes occurs during ascent.
- n. The thickest and strongest planks in a wooden ship's side, wales.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bend.
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- n. pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
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A flexible spring bends from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn to reveal the part of the Earth lit by the Sun and to indicate the time and place of sunrise and sunset.
One of my many lucrative pre-bends is as a Serial Killer Parole Judge for Ontario.
It wooshed past the house when most things go by at a snail's pace because the visibility around the blind bends is nil and there is nowhere to go but head on.
We are taken on a wild ride -- for a ride, we may occasionally feel -- that executes its hairpin bends with breathtaking lurches.
The slow water on the far side of stream bends is a magnet for ducks, but these hard turns present a challenge for gunners faced with difficult shooting angles and a tipsy seat.
He looked back, then surged ahead and sprinted up the 21 hairpin bends to the summit, claiming his first stage victory and beating Ullrich by a whopping 1 minute, 59 seconds.
One way to find unmarked bends is to put your boat over a creek channel where it enters the lake and follow it downstream, fishing as you go.
I don't see how it could have given any one the 'bends' -- much less a fellow like Traynor.
If people aren’t going to get a narrative arc with the thrill of its winding hairpin bends, they at least want good visibility on the straight road between A to B.
Surely one goat with the bends is the same as the next goat with the bends?
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