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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mend.


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  • Just as I got the waggin mended come Aunt Bathsheba Sawin's boy and put me in mind that I promised to carry her corn to grind; and I had to stop and take that round to mill; and then I remembered the pills that was to go to Hannah Dexter –

    Oldtown Folks

  • Adulandi, the Arte of Flatterie, first edition, excessively rare, title mended, a piece wanting in the centre. 4to.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

  • Gerard was at the smith's, having his sword mended and finding it strange to think that the very enemy who might soon be spitted on that sword was now working hard to fix it.

    Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

  • No cup is broken in more places and mended, that is to say a plate is broken and mending does do that it shows that culture is Japanese.

    Tender Buttons

  • He recalled the mended windows and roofs and palings in the village, the park gates and entrance.

    The Shuttle

  • DD-B and Andy, I gather fuses are properly 'mended' in the UK, or at least were in 1967.

    Making Light: Open thread 137

  • WHITFIELD: What do you suppose the conversation, if there is one, since it appears as though Al Gore, and perhaps former President Bill Clinton have kind of mended fences in some ways, they've had some interaction, do you suppose that there was any consulting going on between them before this announcement was made?

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2002

  • There could be no doubt it had been "mended" on the end.

    A Husband by Proxy

  • How we hated the "mended" roads with their beds of stone, though near rivers they were not so bad, as the pebbles instead of being sharp were naturally rounded.

    My Friend the Chauffeur

  • The pot is now lifted from the fire, and its contents transferred to a conical iron mould, the empty pot being immediately put back into the fire, and the latter "mended" with sufficient coke for another run.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.


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