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  • v. Present participle of overbend.


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  • Far through the leafy screen he saw the overbending arch of sky in tiny patches of turquoise.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • The red horse was partly hidden by overbending brush.


  • A note of applause started, a protest hushed it, and the overbending

    Kincaid's Battery

  • Instead of that, everything we look at, from a violet to an overbending sky, is enriched and glorified by millions of color tones as infinite in their gradation as the waves of sound and light.

    Outdoor Sketching Four Talks Given before the Art Institute of Chicago; The Scammon Lectures, 1914

  • The USA holds 250 sensors to collect raw data: pressure sensors on the wing; angle sensors on the adjustable trailing edge of the wing sail to monitor the effectiveness of each adjustment, allowing the crew to ascertain the amount of lift it's generating; and fiber-optic strain sensors on the mast and wing to allow maximum thrust without overbending them. USA Latest News

  • He described his system as a forward, with the movement system, not a seat based system, that was more French than Anglo Germanic in its derivation. hyperflexion and overbending, labelling this type of training as horse abuse. Headlines

  • Fevers upon wilful distempers of drink and surfeits, consumptions upon intemperances and licentiousness, madness upon misplacing or overbending our natural faculties, proceed from ourselves, and so as that ourselves are in the plot, and we are not only passive, but active too, to our own destruction.

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel

  • Even on a Venetian lagoon, where the sky and water are apparently one (not really one to the quick eye of an expert, the water always being one tone lower than the sky -- that is, more gray than the overbending sky) -- even in this lagoon you will find some one portion of the surface lighter than any other portion; and in expressing it your eye first and your brush next must catch in the opalescent sweep of delicious color under your eye its exact quantity of black and white.

    Outdoor Sketching Four Talks Given before the Art Institute of Chicago; The Scammon Lectures, 1914

  • "'About half a mile from St. John's College is the termination of a natural terrace, with the Cherwell close under it, in some places bright with yellow and red flowers glancing and glowing through the stream, and suddenly in others dark with the shadows of many different trees, in broad, overbending thickets, and with rushes spear-high, and party-coloured flags.

    Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare, Euseby Treen, Joseph Carnaby, and Silas Gough, Clerk


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