bend (v.)
[of brows] knit, wrinkle, frown
1H6 V.iii.34[Richard to Pucelle] See how the ugly witch doth bend her brows
3H6 V.ii.22[Warwick alone] who durst smile when Warwick bent his brow?
KJ IV.ii.90[King John to Salisbury and Pembroke] Why do you bend such solemn brows on me?
R2 II.i.170[York to King Richard, of the wrongs York has suffered] Have ever made me ... bend one wrinkle on my sovereign's face [i.e. frown; or: cause a frown]
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