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(Science: surgery) 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.

A probe for searching a wound. The tent that searches To the bottom of the worst. (Shak)

Origin: F. Tente. See Tent to probe.

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. The representation of a tent used as a bearing. Tent bed, a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike canopy.

(Science: zoology) Tent caterpillar, 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).

Synonym: lackery caterpillar, and webworm.

Origin: OE. Tente, F. Tente, LL. Tenta, fr. L. Tendere, tentum, to stretch. See Tend to move, and cf. Tent a roll of lint.

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Is this a wolf spider?

This spider was crawling on my tent at Yellow River State Forest in northern Iowa. Our first thought was that it was a wolf spider. Needless to say, it's the biggest spider I've seen crawling around here.

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?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!

Well, it if was simply a lack of oxygen, then you could put someone in an oxygen tent and they'd grow back all their missing limbs.

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A young kid asking about Wildlife Biology.

... walks, bird walks and survey various populations of the park. They often hire seasonal (summer) interpreative naturalists. Great job, live in a tent or cabin all summer and do field biology...got to know some plants too. What state are you in? Doc44 Been there done that.

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Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:58 pm
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The Fiber Disease

... Gilead in Kadesh Bilgemath, by Shor Ethra Regalion, to the house of Gash-Bil-Bethuel-Bazda, he who brought the butter dish to Balshazar and the tent peg to the house of Rashomon, and there slew they the goats, yea, and placed they the bits in little pots. Here endeth the lesson. O Lord, please ...

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