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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: To be on the tenters (0.00964 detik)
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English → English (gcide) Definition: To be on the tenters Tenter \Ten"ter\, n. [OE. tenture, tentoure, OF. tenture a stretching, spreading, F. tenture hangings, tapestry, from L. tendere, tentum, to stretch. See Tend to move.] A machine or frame for stretching cloth by means of hooks, called tenter-hooks, so that it may dry even and square. [1913 Webster] Tenter ground, a place where tenters are erected. Tenter-hook, a sharp, hooked nail used for fastening cloth on a tenter. To be on the tenters, To be on the tenter-hooks or To be on tenterhooks , to be on the stretch; to be in distress, uneasiness, or suspense. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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