from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of bend.
- n. A motion or action that bends.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of causing to bend, or the state of being bent or deflected; a deflection.
- n. Decoration (of clothes) with stripes or horizontal bands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being bent or deflected
- n. movement that causes the formation of a curve
- n. 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.
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?
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.
In fact I wouldn't mind having even more inputs, which for me, equate to increased agility in bending teh computarz to my will.
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.
He is, of course, known to be conservative, but he has shown some restraint until recently in bending statistics to his political beliefs.
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.
I see no point in bending the facts as we know them, but an author of fiction can explore the idea.
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.