flexure (n.)
bending [the knee or head], bowing
H5 IV.i.248[King Henry alone, of greatness] Will it give place to flexure and low bending?
TC II.iii.105[Ulysses to Nestor, of the elephant] his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure
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