The word ‘tenterhooks’ arises from the steel hooks that manufacturers used to extend wool on a tenter although it dried.

2021-08-06T18:39:07+02:00

The word ‘tenterhooks’ arises from the steel hooks that manufacturers used to extend wool on a tenter although it dried. Just what could this week’s subject be? Will you be on tenterhooks? What the deuce are tenterhooks? First, why don’t we get something right: you’re on TENTERhooks, maybe not TENDERhooks. Become on tenterhooks is usually [...]