verb (used with object), hent, hent·ing.Archaic.
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She was seated at a spinning-wheel, but seemed less occupied with the work, than hent on listening to some noise without.St. Patrick's Eve|Charles James Lever
Winslow set his teeth together and registered a mental vow to wring Rufus Hent's sunburned neck at the first opportunity.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901|Lucy Maud Montgomery
To hent is used by Shakespeare for, to seize, to catch, to lay hold on.Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies|Samuel Johnson