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 for Bend sinister
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bend \Bend\, n. [AS. bend. See Band, and cf. the preceding
     1. A band. [Obs.] --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     Bend sinister (Her.), an honorable ordinary drawn from the
        sinister chief to the dexter base.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bend sinister
      n 1: a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
           [syn: bar sinister, bend sinister]

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