1) To watch over, take care of.
1556 soo that the said William, my sone, haue the tenting of the same mylne, Wadsworth
c.1570 tent shepe upon dry ground, Farnley Tyas
1615 for looking to my shepe and tentinge corne ... each weke vs, Brandsby
1654 to the boy for helping to tent the sheepe one the Faugh, Stockeld.