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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hooked nail for securing cloth on a tenter.
  • idiom on tenterhooks In a state of uneasiness, suspense, or anxiety.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one of a series of hooks used to stretch cloth on a tenter


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