bending (part of speech: verb)
perverting (part of speech: verb)
- It sometimes happens that the warping moves it from its place, so that the sockets of the pointers rub, and many times it is the cause of the clock's stopping; this can be remedied by pareing out the centre on the side required. - "History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome", Chauncey Jerome.
- While on the other hand, in drying wood, whether in the form of standard stock or the finished product, the application of the requisite heat and circulation must be carefully regulated throughout the entire process, or warping and checking are almost certain to result. - "Seasoning of Wood", Joseph B. Wagner.
- To keep the floors from warping, the dry boards are cut into small pieces, and these pieces are boiled in water. - "Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales", Leo Tolstoy.