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 Benchers.Bend Sinister. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bend,
 
meaning power, as Beyond my bend, i.e. my means or power. The allusion is to a bow or spring; if strained beyond its bending power, it breaks. (See BENT.)   1
 


 Benchers.Bend Sinister. 

 
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