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Bend

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meaning power, as Beyond my bend, i.e. my means or power. The allusion is to a bow or spring; if strained beyond its bending power, it breaks. (See Bent.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Ben Jochanan
Ben trovato (Italian)
Benaiah
Benares
Benbow (Admiral)
Benbow
Bench
Bench
Bench and Bar
Benchers
Bend
Bend Sinister
Bendemeer
Bender
Bendigo
Bendy (Old)
Benedicite
Benedick
Benedict
Benedictines
Benefice

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