Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 11:13:21 -0800 From: William Seaburg Subject: Re: Hens' Teeth On Thu, 14 Dec 1995, Peter McGraw wrote: > "[it's > 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).