What does the word flexure mean?

Usage examples for flexure

  1. There can be no doubt that these manifestations of instability are the results of the local weakness and flexure which originated in the accumulation of energy denuded from the continents. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  2. Sometimes the efflorescence is continuous and universal; but more generally on the trunk of the body there are intervals of a natural hue between the patches, with papulous dots scattered over them, the colour being most deep on the loins and neighbouring parts, at the flexure of the joints, and upon those parts of the body which are subjected to pressure. – The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease. by Thomas Bull, M.D.
  3. Will it give place to flexure and low bending? – King-Henry-V by Shakespeare, William

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