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Re: What are these?

Postby Blow-in » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:09 am

Tim,

You are getting closer with the idea that it would is something to do with fabric.

I'm pretty certain you will have heard of these things probably with no idea of what they are!

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Re: What are these?

Postby thelps » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:57 am

Blow-in wrote:Think about hooks and a saying in English


So some sayings in English...

"By hook or by crook"
"Hook, line and sinker"
"Off the hook"
"Hook up with someone"

What about "crooked as a barrel of fish hooks" - are these for hanging fish up?

Are they for hanging a Kilt out to dry.. :lol:

What about to hang your carpet, rug or mat so you can bang the dust out of it :D
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Re: What are these?

Postby Blow-in » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:22 pm

Tim,

I like the kilt idea but there is space on these things for a whole Highland Regiment's worth. 'Off the hook' was getting warm. Here is another clue....think on of a saying with hooks not hook.

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Re: What are these?

Postby 33dollars » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:35 pm

Tenterhooks
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Re: What are these?

Postby thelps » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Good one Richard... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenterhook

And all these years I always thought it was Tenderhooks.
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Re: What are these?

Postby Blow-in » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:20 pm

thelps wrote:Good one Richard... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenterhook

And all these years I always thought it was Tenderhooks.


Well done Tim. I'll post a full picture when next at my PC.

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Re: What are these?

Postby Blow-in » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:44 pm

Whoops, just saw that 33 dollars got there first - well done Phil!

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Re: What are these?

Postby Blow-in » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:56 pm

So here is a picture of the tenters:

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Image taken on: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:46 pm
Focus length: 18.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/203 Sec
F-number: F/7.1
ISO speed rating: 200
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GXR A12
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: -3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


You can see how the cloth could be hung from the tenterhooks then stretched over the lower bars which are adjustable to avoid shrinkage as the wool dried.

tenter 2.JPG
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Image taken on: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:45 pm
Focus length: 18.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/143 Sec
F-number: F/7.1
ISO speed rating: 200
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: GXR A12
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure bias: -3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


This tenter-field is at the Otterburn Mills (Northumberland, UK). Sadly the mill is just a retail outlet these days but they have preserved the tenters and claim that they are the last of their kind - in the World.

So you should no longer be on tenterhooks now that Phil has cracked the teaser.

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Re: What are these?

Postby thelps » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:09 pm

Blow-in wrote:Whoops, just saw that 33 dollars got there first - well done Phil!

Richard


YEP, well done PHIL.
I think I was still a way off..
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Re: What are these?

Postby 33dollars » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:05 am

I'm with Tim on this with the way it pronounced down here as Tenderhooks.
I never new it was Tenterhooks. That's how I will pronounce it from now on.
Would never have worked it out without the clues, but I learnt something today.
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