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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decompression sickness, aeroembolism, air embolism, gas embolism, caisson disease, bendsnoun

    pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

Wiktionary

  1. bendsnoun

    A condition of bubbles in the blood which sometimes occurs during ascent.

  2. bendsnoun

    The thickest and strongest planks in a wooden ship's side, wales.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bends

    The thickest and strongest planks on the outward part of a ship's side, between the plank-streaks on which men set their feet in climbing up. They are more properly called wales, or wails. They are reckoned from the water, and are distinguished by the titles of first, second, or third bend. They are the chief strength of a ship's sides, and have the beams, knees, and foot-hooks bolted to them. Bends are also the frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the side, individualized by each particular station. That at the broadest part of the ship is denominated the midship-bend or dead-flat.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bends in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bends in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bends in a Sentence

  1. Thomas a Kempis:

    The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    For him, she bends over backwards. It is origami of the heart. (Pour lui, elle se plie en quatre. - C'est l'origami du cœur)

  3. Criminal Defense Attorney Jolanda Jones:

    The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

  4. Magha:

    A man of feeble character resembles a reed that bends with every gust of wind.

  5. Michael Greenstone:

    I think the dam will break at some point, the arc of history bends towards truth.

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  • sukeltajantauti, alipainetautiFinnish

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