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 Nail.Nail-money. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nail (For want of a).
 
“For want of a nail, the shoe is lost; for want of a shoe, the horse is lost; and for want of a horse, the rider is lost.” (Herbert: Jacula Prudentum.)   1
 


 Nail.Nail-money. 

 
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