Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Wednesday Word of the Day
Tenterhooks \TEN-ter-hooks\, noun:
1. On tenterhooks, in a state of uneasy suspense or painful anxiety.
2. One of the hooks or bent nails that hold cloth stretched on a tenter.
~I have to say, I didn't realize the hooks used to set up a tent had their own name, but I'm intrigued by the first definition - Uneasy suspense or painful anxiety - hmmm I can think of several places I could use this word, but would it pull the reader out of the story?~