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- v. Present participle of tent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of stretching, or holding to a desired width, as cloth in the process of drying.
- Having the form of a tent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
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And "tenting" - basically wrapping and fumigating your entire home - is the most common way to dispatch drywood termites.
It forced a couple acts of accountability that rarely happen in the ConWeb: Newsmax publicly apologized (albeit disingenuously so, dismissing Perry as merely an "unpaid blogger" when he had written for Newsmax for a decade, long before blogs were popular), deleted the column (which Newsmax also did to Boone's call for a "tenting" of the White House and one of Geller's smears of Obama as an "America-hater") and Perry hasn't written for Newsmax since.
The only method of termite control that we ever saw used was "tenting" and blowing in poison gas for a couple of days.
Boone discusses "tenting," in which "Experts come in, actually envelope the whole dwelling in a giant tent - and send a very powerful fumigant, lethal to the varmints and unwelcome creatures, into every nook and cranny of the house.
“Yeah,” I nodded, hard-on tenting inside my shorts.
I can see their nipples tenting the fronts of their t-shirts.
When her gaze dipped to his erection tenting the blanket, she murmured, “Perhaps our training can begin in the morn?”
Like Haitians after the earthquake, "Jesus and his family were on the move; they were tenting out, camping out."
Modified stylet technique for tenting of amniotic membranes.
Bake on the lowest rack of the oven for 65-70 minutes, tenting with foil after 30 minutes.