What is the meaning of astrung? I’ve read it from this passage from Of Human Bondage:
She was terrified. She wanted him to reassure her; She looked at him pleadingly, not daring to ask for words of comfort but with all her nerves astrung to receive them: he had none to offer her.
In the dictionary I have there is no word such as astrung. What does this word mean?
Actually, I am afraid it’s just misprinted.