Tentered
Tenter Ten"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tentered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tentering}.] To admit extension. [1913 Webster]

Woolen cloth will tenter, linen scarcely. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tenter — Ten ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tentered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tentering}.] To admit extension. [1913 Webster] Woolen cloth will tenter, linen scarcely. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tentering — Tenter Ten ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tentered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tentering}.] To admit extension. [1913 Webster] Woolen cloth will tenter, linen scarcely. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinning mule — A pair of Condenser spinning mules. These have 741 spindles, being cut down from 133 feet (41 m) 1122 spindles they used to have up until the 24th Sept 1974, when they were retired from Elk Mill, Royton. The mule was built by Platt Brothers …   Wikipedia

  • tenter — /ten teuhr/, n. 1. a framework on which cloth in the process of manufacture is stretched so it may set or dry evenly. 2. Obs. a tenterhook. v.t. 3. to stretch (cloth) on a tenter or tenters. v.i. 4. to be capable of being tentered. [1300 50; ME… …   Universalium

  • tenter — ten•ter [[t]ˈtɛn tər[/t]] n. 1) tex a framework on which cloth in the process of manufacture is stretched so it may set or dry evenly 2) tex Obs. a tenterhook 3) tex to stretch (cloth) on a tenter 4) tex to be capable of being tentered •… …   From formal English to slang

  • tenter — /ˈtɛntə/ (say tentuh) noun 1. (in the manufacture of cloth) a framework on which the cloth is stretched so that it may set or dry evenly. 2. Obsolete → tenterhook. –verb (t) 3. to stretch (cloth) on a tenter or tenters. –verb (i) 4. to be capable …   Australian English dictionary

  • ten|ter — «TEHN tuhr», noun, verb. –n. a framework on which cloth is stretched so that it may set or dry evenly without shrinking. –v.t. to stretch (cloth) on a tenter. –v.i. Obsolete. to be able to be tentered, as cloth. ╂[ultimately < Latin tentus,… …   Useful english dictionary

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