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tent


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tent  \Tent\,  n.  [Cf.  {Attent},  n.] 
  1.  Attention;  regard,  care  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
  --Lydgate. 
 
  2.  Intention;  design.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tent  \Tent\,  v.  t. 
  To  attend  to  to  heed;  hence  to  guard;  to  hinder.  [Prov. 
  Eng.  &  Scot.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I'll  tent  him  to  the  quick.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  tent  that  searches  To  the  bottom  of  the  worst. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Within  his  tent,  large  as  is  a  barn.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  The  representation  of  a  tent  used  as  a  bearing. 
 
  {Tent  bed},  a  high-post  bedstead  curtained  with  a  tentlike 
  canopy. 
 
  {Tent  caterpillar}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tent  \Tent\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tented};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tenting}.] 
  To  lodge  as  a  tent;  to  tabernacle.  --Shak. 
 
  We  're  tenting  to-night  on  the  old  camp  ground.  --W. 
  Kittredge 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tent 
  n  :  a  portable  shelter  (usually  of  canvas  stretched  over 
  supporting  poles  and  fastened  to  the  ground  with  ropes 
  and  pegs);  "he  pitched  his  tent  near  the  creek"  [syn:  {collapsible 
  shelter}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Tent 
  (1.)  Heb.  'ohel  (Gen.  9:21,  27).  This  word  is  used  also  of  a 
  dwelling  or  habitation  (1  Kings  8:66;  Isa.  16:5;  Jer.  4:20),  and 
  of  the  temple  (Ezek.  41:1).  When  used  of  the  tabernacle,  as  in  1 
  Kings  1:39,  it  denotes  the  covering  of  goat's  hair  which  was 
  placed  over  the  mishcan 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  mishcan  (Cant.  1:8),  used  also  of  a  dwelling  (Job 
  18:21;  Ps  87:2),  the  grave  (Isa.  22:16;  comp.  14:18),  the 
  temple  (Ps.  46:4;  84:2;  132:5),  and  of  the  tabernacle  (Ex.  25:9; 
  26:1;  40:9;  Num.  1:50,  53;  10:11).  When  distinguished  from 
  'ohel,  it  denotes  the  twelve  interior  curtains  which  lay  upon 
  the  framework  of  the  tabernacle  (q.v.). 
 
  (3.)  Heb.  kubbah  (Num.  25:8),  a  dome-like  tent  devoted  to  the 
  impure  worship  of  Baal-peor. 
 
  (4.)  Heb.  succah  (2  Sam.  11:11),  a  tent  or  booth  made  of  green 
  boughs  or  branches  (see  Gen.  33:17;  Lev.  23:34,  42;  Ps  18:11; 
  Jonah  4:5;  Isa.  4:6;  Neh.  8:15-17,  where  the  word  is  variously 
  rendered). 
 
  Jubal  was  "the  father  of  such  as  dwell  in  tents"  (Gen.  4:20). 
  The  patriarchs  were  "dwellers  in  tents"  (Gen.  9:21,  27;  12:8; 
  13:12;  26:17);  and  during  their  wilderness  wanderings  all  Israel 
  dwelt  in  tents  (Ex.  16:16;  Deut.  33:18;  Josh.  7:24).  Tents  have 
  always  occupied  a  prominent  place  in  Eastern  life  (1  Sam.  17:54; 
  2  Kings  7:7;  Ps  120:5;  Cant.  1:5).  Paul  the  apostle's 
  occupation  was  that  of  a  tent-maker  (Acts  18:3);  i.e.,  perhaps  a 
  maker  of  tent  cloth. 
 




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