Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 11:13:21 -0800
From: William Seaburg seaburg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: Hens' Teeth
On Thu, 14 Dec 1995, Peter McGraw wrote:
so difficult it's] like pulling hens' teeth."
To my knowledge, these never spread beyond the coiner, except for passing
into my family's permanent store of humourous usage.
This was (and still is) one of my mother's favorite proverbial
expressions. I don't know where she learned it--probably from her mother
(my grandmother was from Missouri, my mother was born and raised in Montana).