tenterhook


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tenterhook

[′ten·tər‚hu̇k]
(textiles)
One of the nails used to hold fabric on a frame (tenter) so that alterations in the original measurements can be corrected.
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MEMBERS of a Digbeth dance group are on tenterhooks as they make their debut TV appearance.
WeOre sure the literary worldOs on tenterhooks at the news ex-Brookie babe Jennifer Ellison is writing her first novel.
BURSCOUGH, Prescot Cables and Witton Albion are among a cluster of UniBond League Premier Divison clubs being kept on tenterhooks as they wait for the management committee to decide on the future of Spennymoor United, who have failed to fulfil eight of their last nine fixtures League officials hope they can put together a survival formula which, while accepting that Spennymoor will not fulfil any of their nine remaining games, would avoid them being kicked out of the league with their record expunged.
Tenterhooks, the best horse to carry his pink and purple colours, was unbeaten at two miles or more as a three-year-old in 1957, when he won the Ascot Gold Vase and Goodwood Cup.
The storyline, which has had the nation on tenterhooks as the eagerly awaited verdict was announced, rivals the famous Who Shot JR?
THE female judges are on tenterhooks after Nicole Scherzinger suggested she may be on next year's panel.
The next day, Debbie is on tenterhooks when Michael doesn't call, and Cain tries to tell her that perhaps he changed his mind about leaving his fiancee, but she won't listen.
I'm on tenterhooks in case the same person does it again this year.
Even though Grays had been blown away by Tamworth's opening three-goal 20-minute salvo, Cooper remained on tenterhooks.
Ferguson said: "They're all on tenterhooks down here.
The 27-yearold Dutchman had been left on tenterhooks after his clash with Nick Barmby and Jonathan Woodgate in an ill-tempered conclusion to the 2-2 draw between Boro and Leeds at the Riverside Stadium on October 26.
The customer wishes to remain anonymous, but staff in the Coral shop in Poole, Dorset are on tenterhooks.