tent


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, v. t.
   To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder. [Prov.
   Eng. & Scot.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, v. t. [OF. tenter. See Tempt.]
   To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent;
   as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
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         I'll tent him to the quick.              --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, n. [F. tente. See Tent to probe.] (Surg.)
   (a) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical
       piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to
       dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a
       wound, or to absorb discharges.
   (b) A probe for searching a wound.
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             The tent that searches
             To the bottom of the worst.          --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, n. [Sp. tinto, properly, deep-colored, fr. L.
   tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye. See Tinge, and cf.
   Tint, Tinto.]
   A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or
   Malaga in Spain; -- called also tent wine, and tinta.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, n. [Cf. Attent, n.]
   1. Attention; regard, care. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
      --Lydgate.
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   2. Intention; design. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere,
   tentum, to stretch. See Tend to move, and cf. Tent a roll
   of lint.]
   1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas,
      or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, --
      used for sheltering persons from the weather, especially
      soldiers in camp.
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            Within his tent, large as is a barn.  --Chaucer.
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   2. (Her.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
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   Tent bed, a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike
      canopy.

   Tent caterpillar (Zool.), any one of several species of
      gregarious caterpillars which construct on trees large
      silken webs into which they retreat when at rest. Some of
      the species are very destructive to fruit trees. The most
      common American species is the larva of a bombycid moth
      (Clisiocampa Americana). Called also {lackery
      caterpillar}, and webworm.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tented; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Tenting.]
   To lodge as a tent; to tabernacle. --Shak.
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         We 're tenting to-night on the old camp ground. --W.
                                                  Kittredge.
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