• WordNet 3.6
    • n bender a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
    • n bender revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
    • n bender a tool for bending "he used pliers as a bender"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bender A drunken spree.
    • Bender A sixpence.
    • Bender An instrument used for bending.
    • Bender One who, or that which, bends.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bender One who or that which bends.
    • n bender A sixpence.
    • n bender A leg.
    • n bender A spree; a frolic.
    • n bender [Cf. bend, n., 11.] A hard drinker.
    • n bender A mechanical device for bending or drawing a crossbow.
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In literature:

One morning, Bertha declared her intention of taking the girls to call on Miss Aurora Bender.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
Arnold Bender appeared next, accompanied by Kitty Lampton, one of Eveley's pet and particular friends.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
The Piccadilly Bender is my own invention.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
Annabel Bender has got the better o' me, for once!
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
The boys took Bender with them to hunt bears, as their main reliance and ally, and Bender hunted assiduously.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
She was sitting at a table in Bender's back office, her head bowed in her hands.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
BENDER, W. Das Wesen der Religion (4th ed., Bonn, 1888).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
He sweated nervously inside his suit, gripping his Bender pistol with inexpert fingers.
"The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick
They seesaws away for hours, an' old Bender absorbs about two dollars' worth of licker, still-house rates.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
And with another spender gone the Hotel Bender lapsed into a sleepy quietude.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge

In poetry:

"By right divine we rule ye. God made ye but for us!"
Thus cry the lords of nations to the slaves whom they subdue.
Unclasp God's book of nature—its writings read not thus!
Hear! tramplers of the millions!—Hear! benders to the few!
"Our Destiny" by Ernest Jones

In news:

During her interview for the recent cover of Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift got into not one, but two fender benders.
Vernon – Seven years ago, Robert Garrigus was at the end of yet another all-night bender, sitting on his couch and watching TV at 3 in the morning.
"If a citizen wants a return call from law enforcement, they must leave their contact information, but anonymous tips are acceptable as well," Bender said.
"The investigation of Dylan 's disappearance is ongoing," Bender said.
About 15 investigators and analysts are involved in the search, Bender said.
Bender to end term early on Common Pleas bench.
Sheila Bender's new and collected poems.
Northwest poet Sheila Bender had me at the title of her new book of poetry: Behind Us The Way Grows Wider.
Ky Bender 27 days ago.
For more than a year, increased fender-benders at an under-construction MDX Shula Expressway (SR 874) interchange at Killian Drive (SW 104th Street) generated criticism from Kendall motorists.
A run of the mill fender -bender is looking like the best accident that ever happened to one family living about 40 miles from Boston.
Massachusetts mom Kim Kerswell found out the real meaning of a blessing in disguise, after getting into a fender bender.
Watertown councilwoman involved in Saturday fender -bender.
A minor fender -bender on the Route 222 Bypass in Lehigh County Tuesday morning revealed something of interest to police.
Fender bender in Beloit sends one driver to hospital.

In science:

A, vB denote vibrational quantum numbers for local bending motions of the non-linear molecule and kA, kB label the projections of the angular momentum of both benders along the axis defined by the two heavy nuclei.
A simple approach to the correlation of rotovibrational states in four-atomic molecules
It has to be observed that our result is identical to the one obtained by Bender and Bettencourt , as is only to be expected, given the equivalence of the multiple scales method and the RG methods for a wide class of differential equations, to which the (classical) Duffing equation belongs.
The Renormalization Group method for simple operator problems in quantum mechanics
For the purely practical purposes it is only necessary that its structure is “sufficiently simple” (typical examples: the Bender’s parity P or the Feshbach-Villars’ σ3 ).
PT-symmetry, ghosts, supersymmetry and Klein-Gordon equation
Bender, review talk in Shizuoka, July 2004, unpublished.
PT-symmetry, ghosts, supersymmetry and Klein-Gordon equation
They hardly contribute to the noise background (Hils & Bender 2000), but they are the only known sources in this frequency band (although many exotic sources like massive black hole mergers, compact ob jects spiralling into massive black holes etc. are expected).
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