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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BEND, adv. Bravely.Abd.(D) 1788 J. Skinner Christmass Bawing in Caled. Mag. (Sept.) xv.:
A huddrin hynd . . . Said there was nane in a the battle, That broolzied bend aneugh. [Bend is omitted in the Christmas Ba'ing in Skinner Amusements, etc. 1809.]

[Cf. bent on, determined on.]

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