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 Drawing the Nail,Drawn. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drawlatches.
 
Thieves, robbers, wasters, and roberdsmen (5 Edward III. c. 14). About equal to door-openers and shop-lifters.   1
 


 Drawing the Nail,Drawn. 

 
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