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Bend

Bend

1. 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.

2. Turn; purpose; inclination; ends. Farewell, poor swain; thou art not for my bend. (Fletcher)

3. A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.

4. The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See butt.

5. (Science: chemical) hard, indurated clay; bind. Bends of a ship, the thickest and strongest planks in her sides, more generally called wales. They have the beams, knees, and foothooks bolted to them. Also, the frames or ribs that form the ships body from the keel to the top of the sides; as, the midship bend.

See: bend, and cf. Bent.


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The question about TATA sequence flexibility

... to interact with DNA bases. As shown in the lower picture, four phenylalanine amino acids jam into the DNA minor groove and form the kinks that bend the DNA. There are also two symmetrical asparagine amino acids that form hydrogen bonds at the very center. The combination of the unusual flexibility ...

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What is responsible for plants' branches having bends?

Oooh. So the trunk is straight because the sun's movement doesn't really have enough of an impact to make it bend one way, but once the tree is large enough to have a network of branches, the whole shade thing comes into play and starts making them bend towards the source of ...

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by animus
Sat May 19, 2012 10:58 pm
 
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Topic: What is responsible for plants' branches having bends?
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What is responsible for plants' branches having bends?

They do not bend all over and over to the sun simply because they do not grow that quickly. But if you tried to grow something with artificial light on one side, you would see it's not growing straight up.

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Elephant: The First Primate?

... very same. Hips, neck, and shoulder bones are the same, too. We still even sport a little trunk we call a nose. We have two nipples and our legs bend in the same way. Elephants have arms and legs just like ours. Elephants are compassionate and they empathize. Continue adding to list. http://kully.us/page/man_elephant/pix/Elephant_walking.gif ...

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