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- n. Action of the verb to tend.
- v. Present participle of tend.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
- n. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Bar tending is high on the list of the most dangerous jobs in the country ..
The U.S. should have seen an increase in the money supply, causing higher prices and over the long term tending to restore trade balance.
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No, Anna Marie Jarvis wanted to honor her mother, who had been active in tending the wounded of both sides during the Civil War, for having been a leader in Mother's Day campaigns for peace and worker's safety and health from the end of that war to her death.
Another purpose is a form of lightning protection, again tending to keep the house wiring relatively close to ground during a lightning strike.
And if you apply the habit of looking over everything once a week, you can feel comfortable about never being more than a week behind in tending to important matters.
Jackson, also a medic, took turns with me in tending to Johnson.
Not that Gerard had ever uttered a word tending in that direction since he had been seven years old, but that would make it all the prettier; they would both be silently constant, till the time came, perhaps when she was of age.
To break or damage in a grinding sort of way is to graunch, a word tending to replace puckeroo, I think.
My next task was to explore the galley, which I found to be very nicely fitted up with what appeared to be an excellent cooking-stove and a generous supply of implements, the whole of which had, like the articles in the cabin, found their way right over to the starboard side; moreover the top of the stove was rusted in such a way as to suggest that the water from the coppers had been capsized over it -- everything, in short, tending to confirm my original impression that the brig had been on her beam-ends.
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