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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pent  \Pent\,  p.  p.  or  a.  [From  {Pen},  v.  t.] 
  Penned  or  shut  up  confined;  --  often  with  up 
  Here  in  the  body  pent.  --J. 
  No  pent-up  Utica  contracts  your  powers.  --J.  M. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pen  \Pen\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Penned}or  {Pent}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Penning}.]  [OE.  pennen,  AS  pennan  in  on-pennan  to 
  unfasten,  prob.  from  the  same  source  as  pin,  and  orig. 
  meaning,  to  fasten  with  a  peg.See  {Pin},  n.  &  v.] 
  To  shut  up  as  in  a  pen  or  cage;  to  confine  in  a  small 
  inclosure  or  narrow  space;  to  coop  up  or  shut  in  to 
  inclose.  ``Away  with  her  and  pen  her  up.''  --Shak. 
  Watching  where  shepherds  pen  their  flocks  at  eve. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  closely  confined  [syn:  {shut  up(p)}] 

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