fulling

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fulling

[′fu̇l·iŋ]
(textiles)
A process in which a felt fabric is pounded with hammers in order to develop firmness.
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"There will be a lot of patients on tenter hooks but the unit is still open and still doing what it's doing."
Bishop Auckland also has a Tenters Street ( a reminder of when wet woollen material would be stretched over lines of tenter hooks so it would dry without shrinking ( thus to be on tenter hooks.
ROBERT Wade-Smith was last night waiting on tenter hooks to hear whether his bid to buy back his fashion outlet would be successful.