from The Century Dictionary.
- In the form of a tent.
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- adverb In the manner of a
tent; consisting of drapedmaterial with a gap serving as entrance.
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For a while he stood there looking down on me in the dusk; then walked off through the sty to the hut and returned with two hurdles which he rested over me, one against another, tentwise, driving their stakes an inch or two into the soil.
And in the middle of the floor sprawled the vast oaken bed, with its heavy green brocade curtains falling tentwise from a great tarnished gilt crown in the ceiling.