BEND: • (v. t.) To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by
straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing
into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee. • (v. t.) To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline. • (v. t.) To apply closely or with interest; to direct. • (v. t.) To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue. • (v. t.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its
yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor. • (v. i.) To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook
or be curving; to bow. • (v. i.) To jut over; to overhang. • (v. i.) To be inclined; to be directed. • (v. i.) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission. • (n.) A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper
direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of
the body; a bend in a road. • (n.) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends. • (n.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an
anchor, spar, or post. • (n.) The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt. • (n.) Hard, indurated clay; bind. • (n.) same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends. • (n.) A band. • (n.) One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a
fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the
dexter chief to the sinister base.
Tiles Left: 27/98
NOTE: Your opponent may hold some of these letters.