the ordinary bend, extending from the dexter chief to the sinister base.
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a diagonal band extending from the sinister chief of an escutcheon to the dexter base: a supposed mark of bastardy. Historical Examples Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 113, December 27, 1851 Various The Story of Brussels Ernest Gilliat-Smith A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies Notes and Queries, Number 51, October 19, 1850 […]
noun Julien (ʒyljɑ̃). 1867–1956, French philosopher and novelist, who defended reason and intellect and attacked the influence of Bergson: author of La Trahison des clercs (1927) Historical Examples The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930 Various The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930 Various The Goose Man […]
to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop. to direct or turn in a particular direction: to bend one’s energies to the task. to […]
a brand name for a preparation containing the antihistamine doxylamine succinate and a vitamin supplement, formerly prescribed as an antiemetic and antinauseant in the treatment of morning sickness: suspected of causing birth defects and removed from the market.