fulling

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fulling

(ful′ing)
A form of massage in which the hands move along a muscle, widening outward as they move away from the masseur's body, and then lifting the muscle as they return.
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"A tenter frame was a row of posts, sometimes of stone, supporting wooden horizontal rails along which the pieces of milled cloth were stretched out to dry.
The saying `being on tenter hooks' used to evoke a very different image to the one we would imagine.
In July 1995, he was found guilty of murdering African student Jerome Ligaly, 22, in an attack in Tenters Square, Wrexham.