[Herbalist] Need Suggestions

Wes Will wwill at globaleyes.net
Wed Jan 19 09:59:33 PST 2005

>post it for we're waiting on tender hooks!  Thanks so much!
>Stephanie Winter von Brandenburg


A "tenter" is a stretching frame to size and regularize freshly-woven
woollen cloth.  A "tenterhook" is a small hook (they look a lot like bent
nails) closely and evenly spaced around the perimeter of the tenter to hold
the cloth under tension.

To "be on tenterhooks" would be quite painful, if it were literal rather
than figurative.  <-:


Eoin Caimbeul
Chief Pedant, 
Word Police Department

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