Hentings, a term used by farmers to express a particular method of sowing grain before the plough, so that the seed is cast in a straight line, which is followed by the plough, and thus completely covered. This method of sowing is supposed to save a considerable quantity of grain, as well as to lessen expence; because a dexterous lad is fully competent thus -to scatter the seed with the same regularity as the most skilful husbandman.