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Nail

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(1):

(n.) To fasten, as with a nail; to bind or hold, as to a bargain or to acquiescence in an argument or assertion; hence, to catch; to trap.

(2):

(n.) To spike, as a cannon.

(3):

(n.) To fasten with a nail or nails; to close up or secure by means of nails; as, to nail boards to the beams.

(4):

(n.) A slender, pointed piece of metal, usually with a head, used for fastening pieces of wood or other material together, by being driven into or through them.

(5):

(n.) The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera.

(6):

(a.) A measure of length, being two inches and a quarter, or the sixteenth of a yard.

(7):

(n.) To stud or boss with nails, or as with nails.

(8):

(n.) the horny scale of plate of epidermis at the end of the fingers and toes of man and many apes.

(9):

(n.) The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Nail'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/n/nail.html. 1828.

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