Definition of Tenterhooks

1. Noun. (plural of tenterhook) ¹



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Definition of Tenterhooks

1. tenterhook [n] - See also: tenterhook

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenterhooks

tentages
tentation
tentative
tentative wound
tentative wounds
tentatively
tentativeness
tentativenesses
tentatives
tented
tenten
tentens
tenter
tentered
tenterhook
tenterhooks (current term)
tentering
tenters
tentful
tentfuls
tenth
tenth-value layer
tenth century
tenth cranial nerve
tenth grade
tenth grades
tenth part
tenthly
tenthmetre
tenthredinides

Literary usage of Tenterhooks

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1. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) (1826)
"I hope (though the wish is a cruel one) that my fair readers, if any such readers have deigned to follow me thus far, are on tenterhooks to know to whom the ..."

2. A Study of the Artist's Way of Working in the Various Handicrafts and Arts by Russell Sturgis (1905)
"... is the covering and concealing of walls, and when this is carried out — when the arras is hung by tenterhooks near the ceiling and swings free without ..."

3. The Artist's Way of Working in the Various Handicrafts and Arts of Design by Russell Sturgis (1905)
"... is the covering and concealing of walls, and when this is carried out — when the arras is hung by tenterhooks near the ceiling and swings free without ..."

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