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It all ties in with Mr. Damon's so-called relatives, and their knowledge of my formula for a bendable glass.

You know, I got the idea for bendable glass while I was trying to figure out a way to make a huge telescope mirror.

The fugitive crook, Hammer, had finally been nabbed, still with the formula for the bendable glass in his possession.

Then he proceeded actually to tie a knot in it, so bendable was the new substance!

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bendan "to bend a bow; confine with a string, fetter," causative of bindan "to bind," from Proto-Germanic base *band- "string, band" (cf. Old Norse benda "to join, strain, strive, bend"), from PIE root *bhendh- "to bind" (cf. Gothic bindan, Old High German bintan, Sanskrit badhnati "binds," Lithuanian bendras "partner;" Old Persian bandaka- "subject").

Modern sense (early 14c.) is via notion of bending a bow to string it. Cognate with band, bind, and bond. Related: Bended; bent; bending.

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