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1) Tenpenny Nails. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Very large nails, 1,000 of which would weigh 10 lbs. Four-penny nails are those which are much smaller, as 1,000 of them would weigh only 4 lbs.; two-penny nails,...

2) 145. Silver Nails. Sandburg, Carl. 1916. Chicago Poems
...was accused, and nailed to a cross. He lingered hanging. Laughed at the crowd. The nails are iron, he said, You are cheap. In my country when we crucify we use silver...

3) Hard as Nails. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Stern, hard-hearted, unsympathetic; able to stand hard blows like nails. Religious bigotry, straitlacedness, rigid puritanical pharisaism, make men and women "hard...

4) Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. 8. Disposal of Cut Hair and Nails. Frazer, Sir James George. 1922. The Golden Bough
...BUT even when the hair and nails have been safely cut, there remains the difficulty of disposing of them, for their owner believes himself liable to suffer from any...

5) Nails of the Cross. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The nails with which our Lord was fastened to the cross were, in the Middle Ages, objects of great reverence. Sir John Maundeville says, "He had two in his hondes,...

6) Nails driven into Cottage Walls. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...This was a Roman practice, under the notion that it kept off the plague. L. Manlius was named dictator (A.U.C. 390) "to drive the nail." 1 Our cottagers still nail...

7) Bag o' Nails. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...and his horns, was called "The devil;" and the word Bacchanals soon got corrupted into "Bag o Nails." The Devil and the Bag o Nails is a sign not uncommon even now...

8) Cut neither Nails nor Hair at Sea. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...neque ungues neque capillos deponere, nisi cum pelago ventus irascitur." The cuttings of the nails and hair were votive offerings to Proserpine, and it would excite...

9) Horse-shoes and Nails (for rent). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...reign of King Edward I. Walter Marescullus paid at the crucem lapideam six horse-shoes with nails, for a certain building which he held of the king in capite opposite...

10) Devil and Bag o'Nails (The). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The public-house by Buckingham Gate was so called, but the sign was The Blackamoor s Head and the Woolpack. (Remarkable Trials, ii. p. 14; 1765.) 1...

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