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portable shelter of canvas, skins, felt, matting, or other material usually supported by poles and used chiefly by nomads, hunters, and campers. Tents have been used by pastoral peoples since ancient times and are mentioned in the Old Testament and in Homer. Persian tents, usually circular, were early noted for rich hangings and rugs. Army tents developed by ancient peoples include the small, skin-covered tents of the Greeks and the Roman tents of canvas supported by two upright poles and a ridgepole. Medieval military tents were round or oval and were often lavishly hung with silks or furs. Army tents were widely used in Europe in the 17th and 18th cent. but are now employed chiefly for training purposes. Modern types include bell tents with a central pole; the A tents with sides sloping from a ridgepole; and the marquee, a large field tent, used for mess or hospital shelters. Smaller tents for recreational camping and backpacking include dome, "flashlight," and other designs that typically use shock-corded aluminum or fiberglass poles and lightweight fabrics. The yurt, a circular, felt-covered structure of latticework surmounted by curved poles fitted at the top into a ring forming a smoke hole, has long been used by nomads of the Asian steppes. Desert tribespeople of W Asia and North Africa generally use a ridgepole tent. One of the simplest tent forms is the windbreak, which was mainly used in Patagonia. See also tepeetepee
or tipi
, typical dwelling of Native North Americans living on the Great Plains. It was usually made by arranging tent poles into a conical frame and spreading skins, usually buffalo hide, tightly over it. An aperture was generally left at the top for smoke.
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What does it mean when you dream about a tent?

A tent in a dream could mean protection or it could mean feeling a part of the natural world. Tents can be symbols of nomadic life, of feeling on the move and not being able to put down roots.

tent

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a plug of soft material for insertion into a bodily canal, etc., to dilate it or maintain its patency

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Obsolete a red table wine from Alicante, Spain
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He said tent pegging had become a permanent feature of UAF sports activities.
UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqbal Zafar said mounted troops (cavalry) had been practising tent pegging since 4th century BC.
Talking to APP, Malik Faizan of Al-Khyam Tent Pegging Club, explained that each team comprises four horses.
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The Chairman of the International Tent Pegging Federation has previously praised the cooperation of the Royal Court, represented by the Royal Cavalry, the Royal Household, the Sultan of Oman Armour, the Royal Guard of Oman, the Royal Oman Police and the Oman Equestrian Federation.
He added: "Everyone around here knows who we are and that we're a tent pegging team and they like to see us out in the costumes with the horses all decked out.
The beach soccer team face their Chinese counterparts in a group game, while the tent pegging team compete in pairs files.
The same request was made last year but the secretary general of the AEF again rejected the request based on the reason that not many Asian countries practise tent pegging.
UAF Vice Chancellor Dr M Iqbal Zafar said that that mounted troops (cavalry) have practised tent pegging since 4th century BC.
ISLAMABAD -- A two-day annual tent pegging festival organized by Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination and Pakistan Sports Complex (PSC) in collaboration with Tent Pegging Clubs concluded here at Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday.
Muscat: Hosts Oman, along with Yemen and Jordan, qualified for the Tent Pegging World Cup after finishing overall second in the qualifying event for the global championships in Salalah.
Salalah, July 26 (ONA) The Gulf Tent Pegging Championship kicked off at the equestrian field in Salalah today under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.