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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Bend

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BEND. (r) (From Old Eng. bendan ), a bending or curvature, as in "the bend of a river," or technically the ribs or "wales" of a ship. (2) (From Old Eng. bindan, to bind), a nautical term for a knot, the "cable bend," the "fisherman's bend." (3) (From the Old Fr. bende, a ribbon), a term of heraldry, signifying a diagonal band or stripe across a shield from the dexter chief to the sinister base; also in tanning, the half of a hide from which the thinner parts have been trimmed away, "bendleather" being the thickest and best sole-leather.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Bend'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/b/bend.html. 1910.

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