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1) nail. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A slim, pointed piece of metal hammered into material as a fastener. 2a. A fingernail or toenail. b. A claw or talon. 3. Something resembling a nail in shape,...

2) nail, in anatomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...nail, in anatomy, in anatomy, the horny outgrowth shielding the tip of the finger and the toe in humans and most other primates. The nail consists of dead cells pushed...

3) Nail. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Down on the nail, Pay down on the nail. In ready money. In Latin: "Super unguem;" in French: "Sur l ongle;" as, "Boire la goutte sur l ongle" (see SUPERNACULUM),...

4) nail. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Slang. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase: capture, catch, get, net1, secure, take. Informal : bag. See GET....

5) nail, in carpentry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...nail, in carpentry, metal pin driven by force applied at one end into pieces of material, usually wood, to join them together. The strength of a nailed joint depends...

6) Nail in One's Coffin. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...To drive a nail into one s coffin. To shorten life by anxiety, drink, etc. Topers call a dram "a nail in their coffin," in jocular allusion to the teetotal axiom....

7) Nail fixed in the Temple (of Jupiter). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...On September 13th a nail was annually driven into the wall of the temple of Jupiter. This was originally done to tally the year, but subsequently it lapsed into a...

8) Drawing the Nail. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...say drinking beer; and they would go into a wood, and register their vow by driving a nail into a tree, swearing to keep their vow as long as that nail remained in...

9) nail biter. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. One who bites one's fingernails as a nervous habit. 2. A situation marked by tense nervousness or apprehension, especially an athletic contest whose outcome is...

10) nail set. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A tool used for driving a nail so that its head is below or flush with a surface. Also called nail punch....

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