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 Sit on Thorns (To) or on Tenterhooks.Sitting in Banco. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sitâ.
 
Wife of Râma or Vishnu incarnate, carried off by the giant Ravana. She was not born, but arose from a furrow when her father Jan’aka, King of Mith’ila, was ploughing. The word means “furrow.”   1
 


 Sit on Thorns (To) or on Tenterhooks.Sitting in Banco. 

 
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