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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, n.; pl. Ordinaries (-r[i^]z).
   1. (Law)
      (a) (Roman Law) An officer who has original jurisdiction
          in his own right, and not by deputation.
      (b) (Eng. Law) One who has immediate jurisdiction in
          matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also,
          a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to
          perform divine service for condemned criminals and
          assist in preparing them for death.
      (c) (Am. Law) A judicial officer, having generally the
          powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
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   2. The mass; the common run. [Obs.]
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            I see no more in you than in the ordinary
            Of nature's salework.                 --Shak.
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   3. That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered
      a settled establishment or institution. [R.]
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            Spain had no other wars save those which were grown
            into an ordinary.                     --Bacon.
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   4. Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
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            Water buckets, wagons, cart wheels, plow socks, and
            other ordinaries.                     --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   5. A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for
      all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction
      from one where each dish is separately charged; a table
      d'h[^o]te; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a
      dining room. --Shak.
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            All the odd words they have picked up in a
            coffeehouse, or a gaming ordinary, are produced as
            flowers of style.                     --Swift.
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            He exacted a tribute for licenses to hawkers and
            peddlers and to ordinaries.           --Bancroft.
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   6. (Her.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or
      ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron,
      chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are
      uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include
      bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary.
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   In ordinary.
      (a) In actual and constant service; statedly attending and
          serving; as, a physician or chaplain in ordinary. An
          ambassador in ordinary is one constantly resident at a
          foreign court.
      (b) (Naut.) Out of commission and laid up; -- said of a
          naval vessel.

   Ordinary of the Mass (R. C. Ch.), the part of the Mass
      which is the same every day; -- called also the {canon of
      the Mass}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bend \Bend\, v. i.
   1. To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook
      or be curving; to bow.
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            The green earth's end
            Where the bowed welkin slow doth bend. --Milton.
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   2. To jut over; to overhang.
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            There is a cliff, whose high and bending head
            Looks fearfully in the confined deep. --Shak.
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   3. To be inclined; to be directed.
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            To whom our vows and wished bend.     --Milton.
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   4. To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
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            While each to his great Father bends. --Coleridge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bend \Bend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bended or Bent; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Bending.] [AS. bendan to bend, fr. bend a band,
   bond, fr. bindan to bind. See Bind, v. t., and cf. 3d & 4th
   Bend.]
   1. To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by
      straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for
      use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend
      the knee.
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   2. To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.
      "Bend thine ear to supplication." --Milton.
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            Towards Coventry bend we our course.  --Shak.
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            Bending her eyes . . . upon her parent. --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   3. To apply closely or with interest; to direct.
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            To bend his mind to any public business. --Temple.
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            But when to mischief mortals bend their will.
                                                  --Pope.
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   4. To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.
      "Except she bend her humor." --Shak.
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   5. (Naut.) To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to
      its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.
      --Totten.
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   To bend the brow, to knit the brow, as in deep thought or
      in anger; to scowl; to frown. --Camden.
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   Syn: To lean; stoop; deflect; bow; yield.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bend \Bend\, n. [See Bend, v. t., and cf. Bent, n.]
   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.
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   2. Turn; purpose; inclination; ends. [Obs.]
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            Farewell, poor swain; thou art not for my bend.
                                                  --Fletcher.
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   3. (Naut.) A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or
      to an anchor, spar, or post. --Totten.
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   4. (Leather Trade) The best quality of sole leather; a butt.
      See Butt.
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   5. (Mining) Hard, indurated clay; bind.
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   6. pl. (Med.) same as caisson disease. Usually referred to
      as the bends.
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   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 ship's body from the keel to the top of
      the sides; as, the midship bend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bend \Bend\, n. [AS. bend. See Band, and cf. the preceding
   noun.]
   1. A band. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   2. [OF. bende, bande, F. bande. See Band.] (Her.) One of
      the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth
      part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from
      the dexter chief to the sinister base.
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   Bend sinister (Her.), an honorable ordinary drawn from the
      sinister chief to the dexter base.
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