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- ‘Not surprisingly, the twistiness of the daffodil was much higher (fourteen times higher, in fact) than its bendiness, explaining why these plants are far more likely to turn in the wind than to bend over.’
- ‘Now choose the Direct Select tool and play around with the anchor points to get the bendiness you require.’
- ‘There is a huge potential to generate superior plant species with augmented levels of requested characteristics e.g. improving the bendiness of Fraxinus.’
- ‘Contortionist Daniel Browning Smith discovered his incredible bendiness as a child when he fell from a top bunk and did the splits.’
- ‘Wider scrolls are used when the bendiness of the road demands more space.’
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