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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2010, 07:29:20 PM »
Just bunged another 50 on the strength of this evenings news.

Again. Don't tell SWMBO

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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2010, 09:21:35 PM »
:D

I was going to post just the one smilie (which I thought said it all) but apparently the minimum numbers of characters I can use is 5.

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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2010, 09:41:09 PM »
Wonderful news!! Onwards and upwards in 2011!! :D  :D  :D :D  :D  :D  :D
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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2010, 11:01:50 PM »
 Great news,but talk about a touch and go, hasn't done my nerves much good and a few nails look a bit ragged now   :lol:
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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2010, 12:50:04 AM »
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Lets also be thankful that Taff, Sam, Ray, Mouse and all the others still have a job.
How would our girl survive without them?

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2nd that Richard

Their Christmas present came early :D  :D  :D  :D

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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2010, 01:44:54 AM »
Thirded !! Great news, now get to bed !!!
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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2010, 06:31:21 AM »
Just picked this up in my hotel receptionherein Cyprus.What fantastic news. Well done to everyone. We need to keep things  going until the end of Sunday and beyond. So when I get home on Sunday, I will be hitting the e-donate again.
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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2010, 07:09:56 PM »
What is a "Tentahook" ????????????

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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2010, 07:25:49 PM »
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What is a "Tentahook" ????????????

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Lol

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something an Italian takes with him when he goes camping :lol:
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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2010, 09:07:01 PM »
Tenterhooks were used as far back as the fourteenth century in the process of making woollen cloth. After the cloth was woven it still contained oil from the fleece and some dirt. A fuller (also called a tucker or walker) cleaned the woollen cloth in a fulling mill, and then had to dry it carefully or the wool would shrink. To prevent this shrinkage, the fuller would place the wet cloth on a large wooden frame, a "tenter", and leave it to dry outside. The lengths of wet cloth were stretched on the tenter (from the Latin "tendere", to stretch) using hooks (nails driven through the wood) all around the perimeter of the frame to which the cloth's edges (selvedges) were fixed so that as it dried the cloth would retain its shape and size.[1] At one time it would have been common in manufacturing areas to see tenter-fields full of these frames.

By the mid-eighteenth century the phrase "on tenterhooks" came into use to mean being in a state of uneasiness, anxiety, or suspense, stretched like the cloth on the tenter. [2]

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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2010, 09:15:17 PM »
Thanks Jane.

I think I chose the right word for the occasion.  :D  :lol:  ;)

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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2010, 09:52:15 PM »
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Tenterhooks ......courtesy of Wiki

Someone obviously had a good holiday  :D  :D  :D
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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2010, 08:40:09 AM »
I think that I prefer Andy's description LOL

something an Italian takes with him when he goes camping

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2010, 11:09:25 AM »
Jane got there before I did   :cry:   :D

The most common misuse of the word is when people say they are "on tenderhooks" and then I have to go and hit them  :D
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Re: On Tentahooks
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2010, 04:29:53 PM »
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Jane got there before I did   :cry:   :D

The most common misuse of the word is when people say they are "on tenderhooks" and then I have to go and hit them  :D

Unless they're involved in some kind of suspension fetish, in which case tenderhooks can be considered an acceptable term!
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