Hoisting ropes are weakened by deterioration and breakage of the wires, due to corrosion and repeated bending.
He was bending the rules by allowing his daughter to stay out later than 10 P.M.
A carny worker was bending over me, only inches away, saying something over and over again.
She reached the place where the food cubes had landed, bending to pick them up in case she needed them later.
Barley is cut, either with scythe or machine, when it is quite ripe with the ears bending over.
Prince Hippolyte approached the little princess and, bending his face close to her, began to whisper something.
"How funny you are!" he said, bending down to her and blushing still more, but he waited and did nothing.
"Now then, go on, go on!" incited the officer, bending forward and trying not to lose a word of the speech which was incomprehensible to him.
The Emperor, surrounded by his suite of officers and courtiers, was riding a bobtailed chestnut mare, a different one from that which he had ridden at the review, and bending to one side he gracefully held a gold lorgnette to his eyes and looked at a soldier who lay prone, with blood on his uncovered head.
The door opened, a gentleman-in-waiting, bending respectfully, handed the Emperor his hat and gloves; another brought him a pocket handkerchief.
This bending part has been proved to be insensitive to the stimuli.
He reined in his horse with the care of a skillful rider and, slightly bending over, disengaged his saber which had caught in his cloak.
Rostov too, bending over his saddle, shouted "Hurrah!" with all his might, feeling that he would like to injure himself by that shout, if only to express his rapture fully.
Bending forward in his armchair he said: "Le Roi de Prusse!" and having said this laughed.
Alexander listened attentively to what was said to him and, bending his head, smiled pleasantly.
"Well, good-by!" said Prince Andrew, bending over to Alpatych.
Another prodded his horse with the butt end of a musket, and Pierre, bending over his saddlebow and hardly able to control his shying horse, galloped ahead of the soldiers where there was a free space.
Suddenly something happened: the young officer gave a gasp and bending double sat down on the ground like a bird shot on the wing.
As he sat bending greedily over it, helping himself to large spoonfuls and chewing one after another, his face was lit up by the fire and the soldiers looked at him in silence.
Nicholas sat leaning slightly forward in an armchair, bending closely over the blonde lady and paying her mythological compliments with a smile that never left his face.
She sat on one suitcase, nearly bending it in two while unlatching the other until it exploded open, scattering contents about the porch.
His magic filled the space around them, bending light and shadows in a way she found as mesmerizing as flames or the falling snow.
To prevent excessive bending stresses the diameter of drum and sheave must bear a proper ratio to that of the rope.
"Well, my dear?" said Prince Vasili, taking her hand and bending it downwards as was his habit.
But Petya did not let go of him and Dolokhov saw through the gloom that Petya was bending toward him and wanted to kiss him.