from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of causing to bend, or the state of being bent or deflected; a deflection.
- noun Decoration (of clothes) with stripes or horizontal bands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete The marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun A motion or action that
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the property of being bent or deflected
- noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
- noun the act of bending something
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Most of the movements which we call bending the spine are really movements of other joints which connect the body or head with it.
Aang is rumored to be the Avatar, someone who is proficient in bending Air, Water, Earth and Fire, and as such works as the one who will promote and maintain balance throughout the land.
There is also the issue with thinner beams, walls etc in bending, more steel will be required to resist the actions due to reduced lever arms of the thinner profiles thus saving on one material will increase the use of another material with just as high an environmental impact if not higher.
When I bend anything for the sake of creativity I try to make sure the bending is part of a grand reality that then carries throughout the whole existence of the work.
I see no point in bending the facts as we know them, but an author of fiction can explore the idea.
In fact I wouldn't mind having even more inputs, which for me, equate to increased agility in bending teh computarz to my will.
Scroll down the CNN Political Ticker articles and you'll read things like: So how would the Senate bill fare in bending the cost curve from the perspective of the federal budget?
He is, of course, known to be conservative, but he has shown some restraint until recently in bending statistics to his political beliefs.
Genre-bending is tricky because you have to appeal not merely to readers that are fantasy fans or sci-fi fans, but readers that are both fantasy and sci-fi fans.
One thing I did to try to better understand Colleen's back pain from bending is that one day I prepared food using the seat of a stool as my work surface.