(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.
(v. t.) To cover.
(superl.) Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth.
(superl.) Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words.
(superl.) Wrested; perverted.
(v. i.) To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.
(v. i.) To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.
(a.) To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.
(1) When I commiserate about the overnight flight that brought them here, Linney gives a wry grimace.
(2) The image was widely shared online and taken as a wry comment on pictures of Donald Trump’s all-male Oval Office team.
(3) Putin could have been forgiven for allowing himself a wry grin, as another court comprehensively trashed Berezovsky's reputation.
(4) No wry observations or whoops-a-daisy trombones to subvert the conceit for period lolz.
(5) She frequently talks about herself as an object of wry or amused discovery.
(6) It was described as the "Twitter revolution" , but almost a year on from Iran's disputed presidential elections, during which the use of social media by the opposition movement made headlines around the world, such claims prompt wry smiles from seasoned observers.
(7) Enigmatic and elusive, they may have named themselves after the US video director because they enjoy his work, or it may be a wry comment on something or other.
(8) Franzen did seem to have a certain sense of humour about himself, and in person has a wry, awkward charm.
(9) Coal plants are the most polluting of all power stations and the World Resources Institute (WRI) identified 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India.
(10) The cover art for the Cranberries' Bury the Hatchet (1999) was an evocation of paranoia – a giant eye bearing down on a crouching figure – that did neither band nor artist many favours; his image for Muse's Black Holes and Revelations (2006) amounted to a thin revival of his work for the Floyd that, if you were being generous, suggested a wry comment on that band's unconvincing attempts to revive the excesses of 1970s progressive rock.
(11) He was a nice man, unpretentious and with a wry manner.
(12) The secretary of state also made a wry comparison between the bipartisan co-operation underpinning the new Afghan government and the polarised state of American domestic politics.
(13) But he is courteous, wry, insightful and very much on the left of his party.
(14) "I think I know what's to come," Chua says with a wry smile.
(15) "I don't think that Plaid Cymru can overturn world capitalism," she says, with a wry smile.
(16) "They were very happy," Wazir recalls with a wry smile.
(17) We are seeing a shift in the expansion of tree cover loss to a second tier of smaller countries that traditionally get much less attention from environmental groups.” He added: “These countries are recovering from years of civil conflicts that have made them off limits to investors who are now looking for opportunities – it is a new frontier of investments.” The WRI analysis suggests that a rapidly growing palm oil industry is one of the biggest contributors to the change.
(18) Guy Shrubsole, at Friends of the Earth, said of the WRI report: "This is a scary number of coal-fired plants being planned.
(19) The WRI report also found that, after a slight dip during the economic troubles of 2008, the global coal trade has rebounded and rose by 13% in 2010.
(20) But he is far from being a show-off: 'In fact, he comes over as a modest individual with a wry sense of humour', says a colleague.