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one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter

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Lord Justice Scott Baker, sitting with Mr Justice Jack and Mr Justice Mitting, told the court how the trouble between the men started when Mr Waiver had a fight with O'Hare's brother in the Tenterhook some days before the attack.
ISLANDERS who had waited months for a mobile cinema visit were left on tenterhooks when the projector broke down at the film's climax.
DAVINA MCCALL (left), who kept millions on tenterhooks as she presented the weekly Big Brother evictions, will battle it out with madcap Michael Barrymore for a top prize tonight.
The classical music world is on tenterhooks ahead of today's promised unveiling of a previously unknown work by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The world's on tenterhooks as Japan intensifies its efforts to cool the nuclear rods with military helicopters dropping water on the stricken reactors.
At the wedding reception, Kris and Cheryl are on tenterhooks as Malachy delivers his best man'speech, fearing that he will destroy Carmel's happiness by revealing all about Calvin and Mercedes' affair.
DUNDEE UNITED chairman Stephen Thompson last night admitted he's on tenterhooks along with the rest of the SPL over the ongoing Setanta saga.
MORE than 230 disabled workers in the Midlands were today on tenterhooks over their futures as Remploy unions met for a vital briefing on the organisation's network of factories.
The tenterhooks were the metal hooks used to fix the cloth to the frame.
A come-from-behind star who kept fans on tenterhooks, his most thrilling victory came in the Dransfield Invitation at Sheffield last year.
The two rivals - current operator Camelot and Richard Branson's People's Lottery bid - are now waiting on tenterhooks.
Chairman of selectors, Ajit Wadekar, said Azharuddin was "doing a good job" but kept him on tenterhooks by declaring that the captain for the triangular series in Sharjah and the World Cup will be named only on March 16.
It is thought Cooper may have fractured his cheekbone and the Crokes management and supporters will be on tenterhooks until the all clear is given.
Owner Huw Jones, whose other Bridgend shop claimed the title in 2003, said he was on tenterhooks before the judges revealed the results.
Wills, Prince Harry and his girlfriend Chelsy Davy were also on tenterhooks as they watched the fight during the Boodles Boxing Ball.