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 for tended
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tend \Tend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tended; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tending.] [Aphetic form of attend. See Attend, Tend to
     move, and cf. Tender one that tends or attends.]
     1. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the
        wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard; as, shepherds
        tend their flocks. --Shak.
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              And flaming ministers to watch and tend
              Their earthly charge.                 --Milton.
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              There 's not a sparrow or a wren,
              There 's not a blade of autumn grain,
              Which the four seasons do not tend
              And tides of life and increase lend.  --Emerson.
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     2. To be attentive to; to note carefully; to attend to.
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              Being to descend
              A ladder much in height, I did not tend
              My way well down.                     --Chapman.
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     To tend a vessel (Naut.), to manage an anchored vessel when
        the tide turns, so that in swinging she shall not entangle
        the cable.
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