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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bend, n.
 1. A band. [Obs.]
 2.  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.
 Bend sinister Her., an honorable ordinary drawn from the sinister chief to the dexter base.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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