(a. & p. p.) Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.
(a. & p. p.) Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; -- said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief.
(v.) The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.
(v.) A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
(v.) A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
(v.) Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
(v.) A transverse frame of a framed structure.
(v.) Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
(n.) A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
(n.) A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
(n.) Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.
(1) The effect of age of the ewe and pregnancy on concentrations of plasma calcium, phosphorus and magnesium and its relationship to the bent-leg syndrome in lambs, were investigated.
(2) The bent DNA has been localized to a 40-55 base pair (bp) segment and contains six (A)3-5 stretches (that is, six poly(A) stretches, three to five nucleotides in length) phased approximately every 10.5 bp.
(3) A definite correlation was established between the disease and the character of work and specificity of the working postures: a long stay in a bent position aggravated by the pressure of the apron strap weighing 8-10 kg on the lumbar part of the spine.
(4) He frequently refers to it, including in a recent television ad he ran in Iowa during which he reads to his two daughters from reimagined holiday stories with a conservative bent, such as the Hillary Clinton-targeting “The Grinch Who Lost Her Emails”.
(5) Four of the eight forms studied consisted of protonated and deprotonated N(pros) in the proximal imidazole ligand with linear and bent Fe-N-O structures.
(6) The helix diameter of the bent ends was 0.57 micron, and the helix pitch of the bent ends was 1.85 microns.
(7) There were no significant correlation coefficients between semen traits (yield, concentration and frequency of bent sperm) measured prior to the first insemination and fertility over a 12-week hatching period when the amount of semen inseminated per female was greater than the minimum (.025 cc.)
(8) Because for more than a year, he had bent the rules, constantly and persistently, in the face of warnings from his most senior civil servants?
(9) Because of a right-handed cell cylinder and left-handed periplasmic flagella along with bent ends having helix diameters greater than those of either the cell cylinder or periplasmic flagella, we conclude that there is a complex interaction of the periplasmic flagella and the cell cylinder to form the bent ends.
(10) Many of the acrylic resin and bent-wire temporary partial dentures in use today produce pathologic changes in the oral mucosa.
(11) Joe Cole made his full debut for Villa and Shay Given made his first appearance since January 2013, while Darren Bent started a game for the first time since the final day of the 2012-13 season.
(12) With an out-of-session Congress deadlocked over immigration reform and right-wing lawmakers hell-bent on “sealing the border”, the White House faces intense pressure to do something – anything – about immigration, after years of burying a civil rights crisis in a mire of political tone-deafness and jingoistic bombast.
(13) Also Darren Bent, 26, whose last 2 transfer values has been £26.5 million was also considered not good enough to be picked for their squad.
(14) The basic principle of frame assembly and application require that the wires are never bent to reach the support rings; instead, the Ilizarov hardware is used to build up to the wires from the rings.
(15) Unlike in France, Italy or Germany, where publishers banded together to create options to Amazon, British and American publishers still seem bent on competing with one another, even as Amazon eats into their finances.
(16) In L-starts the body was bent into an L or U shape and a recoil turn normally accompanied acceleration.
(17) He is also characterised as "the devoted husband of a bestselling novelist with a few of her own ideas about how fiction works"; a funny sentence construction that carries a faint whiff of husband stoically bent over his books as wife keeps popping up with pesky theories about realism.
(18) In the dithionite-reduced enzyme, the ring system is bent at the N(5) position.
(19) The former appears characteristic of circularly bent DNA and gives rise to a substantial retardation, the latter of bending across a knot or kink in the DNA chain associated with a relatively minor retardation relative to standards.
(20) To avoid migration of the wire, one end should be bent to form a walking-stick shape, and the arm should be immobilised.
(n.) A stroke; a blow.
(n.) A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
(v. t.) To make a dent upon; to indent.
(n.) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
(1) Meanwhile, reductions in tax allowances on dividends for company shareholders from £5,000 down to £2,000 represent another dent to the incomes of many business owners.
(2) The parameters of LES relaxation for both wet and dry swallows were similar using either a carefully placed single recording orifice or a Dent sleeve.
(3) Helen Dent, chief executive of Family Action, said: "It can't be right that going back to school breaks the bank for some families.
(4) The disastrous launches of SimCity and Battlefield 4 , the confining and somewhat invasive nature of the publisher’s Origin digital gaming platform and the voraciously monetised smartphone version of Dungeon Keeper, have kicked further dents in its reputation.
(5) But no sooner had Hull hopes risen than they were dented by Meyler.
(6) The bomb threat tweet was sent to Freeman, the Europe editor of Time magazine, Catherine Mayer, and the Independent columnist Grace Dent, who took a screen grab of the tweet and posted it for her Twitter followers to see .
(7) Hypercalcemia of sarcoidosis is associated with a normal or decreased C-terminal parathormone assay and a positive Dent test, as well as elevated serum immunoglobulins and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and a positive angiotensin-converting enzyme assay.
(8) This appears to be no longer true, and the attacks aren’t putting a dent in the polling deadlock.
(9) He may need to produce proof promptly if he wants to dent Key's chances of surviving Saturday's election.
(10) Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of president Pranab Mukherjee, himself an MP with the ruling Congress party, dismissed protesters after the Delhi rape as "dented and painted women".
(11) But the Pennsylvania Republican Charles Dent said: "We don't expect the secret service to take a bullet for the president's staff."
(12) In 1976 Dent (Gastroenterology 71: 263-267) introduced a sleeve-catheter device for obtaining continuous recording of lower esophageal sphincter pressure.
(13) The decision, which is being contested by the arts world in Germany and beyond, will effectively end the Deutsche Oper am Rhein – considered to be among Germany's 10 leading theatre institutions – and will seriously dent Duisburg's musical theatre and ballet output.
(14) "If on the other hand we can shape an agenda that says we can create jobs, advance growth and make a serious dent in climate change and be an international leader I think that is something the American people would support."
(15) The report by Dr Androulla Johnstone and Christine Dent for the NHS Health and Social Care Advisory Service describes Savile as “an opportunistic predator who could also on occasions show a high degree of premeditation when planning attacks on his victims”.
(16) Moderates “don’t like the idea of taking a vote in the House that may go nowhere in the Senate”, said Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania.
(17) Journalist Ticky Hedley Dent shot back: "I think #Mumsnet is key to understanding feminism.
(18) But it also has a relatively small number of downloadable apps and very little memory for storing them; no easy way of transferring music files to the device; and the attractiveness of the high-resolution screen is somewhat dented by the fact that it doesn't support "multi-touch" interactions in the way the Apple product does.
(19) Recipe supplied by Patrick Hanna, L'Entrepot, lentrepot.co.uk Clams with leek, fennel and parsley Though you could add a twirl of al dente spaghetti or linguine to this dish, it is the fragrant, briny broth that delights – better with a crusty loaf and a spoon.
(20) While on paper the US housing market makes up a smaller part of the economy following the crash, new signs of stagnation are likely to dent consumer confidence.