He's well formed, slender, not too tall, and strong - but bends with the wind.
For the greater part of its course it flows in a south-westerly direction, but near Pertuis gradually bends N.W.
With wrought iron pipes bends may be arranged, as shown in fig.
Borelli (De motu animalium, Rome, 1680), explained that birds are enabled to grasp the twig on which they rest whilst sleeping, without having to make any muscular exertion, because the weight of the body bends the knee and ankle-joints, over both of which pass the tendons of this compound muscle.
It was a brief lapse of concentration from his purpose at hand, catching the yellow-clad figure flowing through the curves and bends below him.
Shortly after reaching Neheim it bends to the south-west, courses through the mining district around Hagen, and receives from the left the waters of the Lenne.
It has a river-frontage of 4.1 m., the Thames making two deep bends, enclosing the Isle of Dogs on the north and a similar peninsula on the Greenwich side.
13 and 14), and pipes should be fitted with removable caps at the bends to allow for periodical cleaning.
The Garonne rises in the valley of Aran (Spanish Pyrenees), enters France near Bagnres-de-Luchon, has first a north-west course, then bends to the north-east, and soon resumes its first direction.
long., where it bends northwards to the Caribbean Sea.
to `Ana, where it bends again to the south-east.
It also bends round the liver as shown FIG.
These features are especially marked when the river, after leaving the Basses-Alpes, soon bends N.W.
In its middle course the Daua has cut a deep narrowvalley through the plain; lower down it bends N.E.
It then bends north-east for 150 m.
Hitherto from Oxford its course, though greatly winding, has lain generally in a southerly direction, but it now bends eastward, and breaches the chalk hills in a narrow gap, dividing the Chilterns from the downs of Berkshire or White Horse Hills.
After passing Reading it bends northward to Henley (65), eastward past Great Marlow (57) to Bourne End (54), and southward to Taplow and Maidenhead (494), receiving the Loddon on the right near Shiplake above Henley.
Then the curve bends over, forming what is often called a " knee," and a third stage is entered upon, during which a considerable increase of magnetizing force has little further effect upon the magnetization.
When the curve after its steep descent has almost reached the axis, it bends aside sharply and becomes a nearly horizontal straight line; the authors suggest that the critical temperature should be defined as that corresponding to the point of maximum curvature.
Here it bends south again, and with many a zigzag continues its general westerly direction, crossing the arid plains of Bechuana, Bushman and Namaqualands.
farther on, bends gradually towards the north-west.
When a part of the body has found some projection of the ground which affords it a point of support, the ribs are drawn more closely together, on alternate sides, thereby producing alternate bends of the body.
The hinder portion of the body being drawn of ter, some part of it (c) finds another support on the rough ground or a projection; and, the anterior bends being stretched in a straight line, the front part of the body is propelled (from a to d) in consequence.
The conventional representation of the progress of a snake, in which its undulating body is figured as resting by a series of lower bends on the ground whilst the alternate bends are FIG.
Also the notion that snakes when attacking are able to jump off the ground is quite erroneous; when they strike an object, they dart the fore part of their body, which was retracted in several bends, forwards in a straight line.
To the south Lebanon ends about the point where the river Litany bends westward, and at Banias.
Standing back somewhat from the path just as it bends round up the hill is the Theban treasury.
The Eildon Tree Stone, a large moss-covered boulder, lying on the high road as it bends towards the west within 2 m.
It now bends due south to Oldesloe, from which point it is navigable.
All derived existence, however, has a drift towards, a longing for, the higher, and bends towards it so far as its nature will permit.
In many places there are different channels for high and low water, the latter being partly filled by each freshet, and recut after each subsidence; and the river meanders tortuously through the alluvial bottom in scores of great bends, loops and cut-offs.
on Lake Erie, on the east where the Delaware river with two large bends separates it from New York and New Jersey, and in the south-east where the arc of a circle which was described with a 12-m.
In order to secure tightness in spite of cracks, mercury was placed in the bends.
Once more the chain bends to the north-west, rising in several lofty peaks (the highest is the Aiguille de la Grande Sassiere, 12,323 ft.), before attaining the considerable depression of the Little St Bernard Pass.
Thence after a short dip to the south-east, our chain takes near the Great St Bernard Pass the generally eastern direction that it maintains till it reaches Monte Rosa,whence it bends northwards, making one small dip to the east as far as the Simplon Pass.
Thence to the Reschen Scheideck Pass the main chain is ill-defined, though on it rises the Corno di Campo (10,844 ft.), beyond which it runs slightly north-east past the sources of the Adda and the Fra g ile Pass, sinks to form the depression of the Ofen Pass, soon bends north and rises once more in the Piz Sesvenna (10,568 ft.).
Our chain bends northeast near the Radstddter Tauern Pass, and preserves that direction through the Lesser Tauern Alps to the Semmering Pass.
(b) On the other hand, if from the Dreiherrenspitze we cleave to the true main watershed of the Alpine chain, we find that it dips south, passes over the Hochgall (11,287 ft.), the culminating point of the Rieserferner group, and then sinks to the Toblach Pass, but at a point a little east of the great Dolomite peak of the Drei Zinnen it bends east again, and rises in the Monte Coglians (9128 ft., the monarch of the Carnic Alps).
The sudden widening is due to the great Judicaria fault, which runs from Lago d'Idro to the neighbourhood of Meran, where it bends round to the east.
from Brieg, the river bends sharply to the N.W., and runs in that direction to the Lake of Geneva.
South of Siwa the frontier, according to the Turkish firman of 1841, bends eastward, approaching the cultivated Nile-land near Wadi Halfa, i.e.
It rises in the north of the province of Cuenca, at the foot of the Cerro de San Felipe (59 06 ft.), and flows south past Cuenca to the borders of Albacete; here it bends towards the east, and maintains this direction for the greater part of its remaining course.
Between Kala Wamar (6580 ft.) and Kala Khum (4400 ft.), where the Oxus again bends southwards, its course to the north-west is almost at right angles to the general strike of the Darwaz mountains, which is from north-east to south-west, following the usual conformation of all this part of high Asia.
Short, sharp bends which are readily made in thin sheets cannot be done in thick plates, as the metal would be stressed too much in the outer layers.
It continues in this direction as far as the northern end of Lake Mjosen in Norway (61° N.), then turns sharply north-north-eastward, runs west of Lake Siljan and bends north-east to strike the Bothnian coast near Skelleftea.
Closely allied to the Scotch pine, and perhaps to be regarded as a mere alpine form of that species, is the dwarf P. montana (or P. Pumilio), the " kummholz " or " knieholz " of the Germans - a recumbent bush, generally only a few feet high, but with long zigzag stems, that root occasionally at the knee-like bends where they rest upon the ground.
Between the Douro and Tagus the Vouga rises in the Serra da Lapa and reaches the sea through the lagoon of Aveiro; the Mondego flows north-east through a long ravine in the Serra da Estrella, and then bends back so as to flow west-south-west.
Throughout its course from its confluence with the Arghandab to the ford of Chahar Burjak, where it bends northward, the Helmund valley is a narrow green belt of fertility sunk in the midst of a wide alluvial desert, with many thriving villages interspersed amongst the remains of ancient cities, relics of Kaiani rule.
On the north slope of this peninsula, where the plain ends and the coast abruptly bends to the west, stands the town of Castellammare, near the site of Stabiae, at the foot of Monte Sant' Angelo, which rises suddenly from the sea to a height of 4722 ft.
After passing through four tunnels the road bends north (leaving the Guiers Mort which flows past St Pierre de Chartreuse), and the valley soon opens to form the upland hollow in which are the buildings of the convent.
At Silistria the river bends N.N.E.
in height; the Sogamoso passes through some of the richest districts of the republic; and the Cesar rises on the elevated slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and flows southward across a low plain, in which are many lakes, to join the Magdalena where it bends westward to meet the Cauca.
Such bends are called mono- FIG.
X and Y are the upper and lower bends respectively.
As it enters Herefordshire it bends E.
constructed, in 1732, four bends in the forest of Belgrade, N.N.W.
It also contained numerous bends and sharp curves, sources of the greatest difficulty to navigation.
from St George's Chatal to the sea was impeded at the commencement of the improvement works by eleven bends, each with a radius of less than 1000 ft., besides numerous others of somewhat larger radius, and its bed was encumbered by ten shifting shoals, varying from 8 to 13 ft.
This work, designed in 1857, but unexecuted during a quarter of a century, owing to insufficiency of funds, was completed in 1882; and in 1886, after other comparatively short cuttings had been made to get rid of difficult bends and further to deepen the channel without having to resort to dredgers, the desired minimum depth of 15 ft.
These have shortened the length of the Sulina canal by i 1 nautical m., eliminated all the difficult bends and shoals, and provided an almost straight waterway 34 m.
in height, traverses the state in a rather straight course and between it and the meandering Mississippi, except at a few points where the latter touches it, lie low bottom lands varying in width according to the bends of the river and containing numerous swamps and ponds.
You also need to bear in mind any particularly arduous hills, tight bends or islands, speed bumps or narrow lanes.
The roads were great, smooth, dry and with wide sweeping bends and lovely picturesque villages with breathtaking views.
I'll not cross the road on sharp bends or near the top of hills.
The pitch is followed by a further 3m descent to a rift-like passage forming two right-angled bends.
Riders losing control through left-hand bends accounted for four of these incidents, two of these resulted in death.
Combe is renowned for its challenging corners and tight bends.
The car lurches around hairpin bends, its wheels inches from the edge.
The chase is fast and furious, skidding down stretches of icy road and hair-pin bends.
A traverse forward on ledges round a few bends leads to a good place to hang a rope from.
He was probably using me to lead him round the bends, being an easy marker with my fluorescent bib.
On the way down, watch out for the sharp bends and narrow hump back bridge at the bottom!
That one you love with the sweeping, open bends, the curving cambers and the blind brows.
She gently bends her voluptuous body over to show off her tight little bunghole.
cornered circuit of hills and bends.
richly decorated living quarters were arranged along a series of L-shaped bends, each protected by three angled blast doors.
Past Dean Bridge the river bends initially to the left then runs through a relatively straight course through a remarkably deep dell.
The magnetic field attracts the thin diaphragm which bends toward the magnet.
Care should be taken when stapling and routing this cable as digital signals can suffer losses due to sharp bends or cable constriction.
Past the junction, Burwell Lode bends right to head south easterly for 1 & 3 quarter miles.
In the bends, the air embolism is a bubble of nitrogen.
A smallholder coffee farmer bends to inspect several bushes which have just caught his attention.
The new generation of electronically controlled directional headlamps enhances the driver's visibility considerably on bends.
This produces bends virtually indistinguishable from some of those produced by Geller.
A social and technological view of ambient intelligence in everyday life: what bends the trend?
Covered are stopper knots, binding knots, bends, hitches, loops, plaits, and splices.
loosen off all the clips and make each of the bends a little more generous.
mandrel bent on CNC benders for smooth perfect bends without joints making it unique for this application.
So Bronagh steps up, bends over and puts the ball down on the tee giving everyone a flash of her hairy muff.
Narrow straights through cherry orchards are broken up by tight bends cut through rock.
overtake on blind bends and hassle you and toot their puny horns.
The main petiole bends a little angularly downwards at each point where a pair of leaflets arises (see fig.
It leads from Loch Kishorn through ascending hairpin bends and skirts steep precipices on its way.
At Oxford the river changes, it becomes broader, sharp bends are much rarer this gives a very regal feel to the river.
reroutespan>rerouting of the road over the old railroad has removed all the bends.
right-angled bends, the stream sank into the floor, as did the roof.
sharp bends were.
Cambridge made short shrift of them on the outside of bends.
smallholder coffee farmer bends to inspect several bushes which have just caught his attention.
stile in the corner of the field, where the hedge bends sharply to the left for a short distance.
sweeping bends under the trees is much more fun.
Considering the big swoops and bends that the tremolo arm can deliver, the tuning stays remarkably accurate.
twister ride is also still available with its tunnel of flashing lights and it's tight bends.
waterworks road bridges Black Clough, at which point the reservoir bends round to the left.
Kadisha, "the holy river" (the valley of which begins in the immediate neighbourhood of the highest summits, and rapidly descends in a series of great bends till the river reaches the sea at Tripoli), Wadi el-Joz (falling into the sea at Batrun), Wadi Fidar, Nahr Ibrahim (the ancient Adonis, having its source in a recess of the great mountain amphitheatre where the famous sanctuary Apheca, the modern Afka, lay), Nahr el-Kelb (the ancient Lycus), Nahr Beirut (the ancient Magoras, entering the sea at Beirut), Nahr Damur (ancient Tamyras), Nahr el-'Auwali (the ancient Bostrenus, which in the upper part of its course is joined by the Nahr el-Baruk).
species of Cactaceae), or the style bends so that the stigma is brought within the range of the pollen (e.g.
The main stream has its source in two lakes named Tsaring-nor and Oring-nor, lying about 35Ã‚° N., 97Ã‚° E., and after flowing with a south-easterly course it bends sharply to the north-west and north, entering China in the province of Kansuh in lat.
It is about an inch and a quarter long, and in the middle of the gland it bends forward forming an angle (see fig.
It continues in this direction as far as the northern end of Lake Mjosen in Norway (61Ã‚° N.), then turns sharply north-north-eastward, runs west of Lake Siljan and bends north-east to strike the Bothnian coast near Skelleftea.
Its total length (including all bends) from its source to its junction with the Rhine is about 181 m., during which distance it descends 5135 ft., while its drainage area is 6804 sq.
Of the mountains belonging to the table-land the most continuous are those of the Cantabrian chain, which stretches for the most part from east to west, parallel to the Bay of Biscay, btit Mountains, ultimately bends round towards the south between Leon and Galicia (see CANTABRIAN MOUNTAINS) - A peculiar feature of this chain, arid of the neighboring parts of the table-land, is the number of the parameras or isolated plateaus, surrounded by steep rocky mountains, or even by walls of sheer cliff.
The point of this gold indicator bends over the edge of the case, round which are set eleven raised points--the stem forms the twelfth.
She bends over her book with a look of intense interest, and as the forefinger of her left hand runs along the line, she spells out the words with the other hand; but often her motions are so rapid as to be unintelligible even to those accustomed to reading the swift and varied movements of her fingers.
The virtues of a superior man are like the wind; the virtues of a common man are like the grass--the grass, when the wind passes over it, bends.
To improve malleability of the pipe for tight bends it is worth heating and quenching in cold water.
The rerouting of the road over the old railroad has removed all the bends.
Alas for us, after a few right-angled bends, the stream sank into the floor, as did the roof.
Not being familiar with the roads I was erring on the side of caution, not knowing where all the sharp bends were.
Go through a stile in the corner of the field, where the hedge bends sharply to the left for a short distance.
The old road from Alencon down to Le Mans through the sweeping bends under the trees is much more fun.
The 50 meter twister ride is also still available with its tunnel of flashing lights and it 's tight bends.
About 800 meters from the dam the waterworks road bridges Black Clough, at which point the reservoir bends round to the left.
If it bends over easily, the boot is no good.
The reason a player wants a stick that bends well is because it is detrimental to aiming and creating English.
If the pool stick bends at an awkward angle or at the wrong moment or with not enough strength, then the spin of the ball is will inadequate and send the cue ball for the wrong part of the target.
The flex is how much the shaft bends when the head impacts with the ball.
Pull up the boards and check the cross-members for any bends or signs of welding.
Curves, or bends in the rod allow room for the curtains to gather at the edges of the windows naturally, which straight curtain rods would lack.
If your bay windows were custom built for the home, or have angles that differ from the industry standard, consider using swivel sockets in the corners or bends of the window.
With its intricate curves and bends and delicate skin (not to mention the sensitive mucous membranes you need to watch out for!), the eye area is deserving of the extra attention.
If she bends one knee slightly, it will give her legs a thinner appearance.
Lo Mein noodles can be cut to smaller sizes at the proper bends then inserted in the sides of cakes to look like hands.
In addition to exposing stomach skin, low rise jeans also have a tendency to reveal underwear, and in some cases, bare buttocks, when the wearer bends over or sits down.
Techniques such as bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, etc., are much easier to understand in tab transcriptions.
It bends and holds the shape you create and allows you fashion a look unique to your home with style and functionality.
Fixtures can be adjusted and changed out as needed, and often the rail itself can be bent by hand in different directions, such as curves or bends, so you can mount it on the wall, ceiling or both at the same time.
Riders are treated to a retelling of the tale of Atlantis in between sharp bends and plummeting hills.
However, the video game guitar tabs notation can help with a few techniques to assist you with your music piece, like hammer ons and pull offs, slides, string bends, vibrato and harmonics.
A postcard that is in pristine condition will have sharp corners, no bends, folds or creases.
Also refers to any device that bends light waves.
The curve is defined in terms of where it begins and ends, in which direction it bends, and by an angle measure known as the Cobb angle.
Headache and pain over the affected sinuses may occur, as well as a feeling of pressure that may worsen when the patient bends over.
Some cases may involve chordee, a condition in which the penis bends down or away from the body during erection.
Does the swimsuit ride up in the back when she bends over?
Finally, she bends close to him and speaks softly.
Discovery Mini Roboreptile - this smaller sized Roboreptile bends neck, tail and arms as it walks; at just $18, this is a very affordable robotic toy.
A good introduction to Iyengar yoga, this workout covers standing poses, forward bends, seated poses, and inverted poses.
They assist in the practice of backbends or forward bends, make it easier to stretch your shoulder muscles, and help to create spinal traction.
Yoga 4 Fertility guides viewers through a series of asanas thought to enhance the function of the reproductive organs, as well as some basic standing poses, forward bends, and simple twists.
Certain poses are not recommended for pregnant women, especially abdominal twists, inversion poses, and deep bends.
Forward Bends, whether sitting or standing, help to rejuvenate the entire body.
Please note that forward bends should be modified once you are actually pregnant.
Forward folds and bends are great stretches for hamstrings.
The Yoga for Scoliosis program does include some bends and twists of the spine, but people with scoliosis are encouraged to adopt the practice with caution and to consult with their doctors before attempting the program.
As you get warmer and warmer, increase the knee bends.
Radiohead chronicled the way they felt about Creep with the 1994 EP My Iron Lung (the title track of which would also later appear on 1995's The Bends).
By the application of a pointed iron hook, while the glass is still ductile, the parallel coils can be distorted into bends, loops or zigzags.
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