They wanted to know whether she, whom I expected to see, was dark or fair; whether that fascination which kept me on tenterhooks
of expectation was one of my aristocrats or one of my marine beauties: for they knew I had a footing in both these - shall we say circles?
Or was he perhaps, in an intense dislike for the job, beating about the bush and only puzzling Captain Anthony, the providential man, who, if he expected the girl to appear at any moment, must have been on tenterhooks
all the time, and beside himself with impatience to see the back of his brother-in-law.
Steven Waiver was left bloodied and barely conscious after being attacked by Martin Timothy O'Hare, 41, and another man outside the Tenterhook
pub in Towel Hill, Kirkby, on March 6 2004.
His mother Pat Shirley, of Berenska Drive, said: "We are on tenterhooks
STAFF at the famous Slater Menswear store in Glasgow were on tenterhooks
after a mystery VIP called demanding extra-special treatment.
New series THE KILLING Thur C4 9pm This US crime drama keeps viewers on tenterhooks
with multiple cliffhangers and red herrings.
He added: "The looming public-sector spending cuts are keeping UK manufacturers on tenterhooks
and slowing recovery.
From here on, author Simon Williams has us increasingly on tenterhooks
MONDAY night's NFL match between Miami and Pittsburgh left those who stayed up on tenterhooks
as Steelers kicker Jeff Reid landed a 24-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to earn a 3-0 victory, writes Phil Agius.
A JACK Russell terrier called Snowy has left a nation on tenterhooks
after going missing in an airport 11 days ago.
And with the world seemingly on tenterhooks
right now, I think she showed great bravery on her frequent walkabouts.
Brookie fans will be left on tenterhooks
by the scenes, filmed on Crosby beach.