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Some articles on nail, nails:

Staining Of The Nail Plate
... Staining of the nail plate may occur due to nicotine, dyes (including hair dyes and nail polish), potassium permanganate, mercury compounds, hydroquinone, elemental iron, mepacrine, photographic ...
Stump (game) - Rules of Play
... The winner is the last player whose nail remains standing ... and without hesitation upon an opponent's nail, driving it into the stump ... If a player succeeds in striking an opponent's nail, and the nail becomes visibly shorter or bent, that opponent shall sip from his beer an amount proportionate to the damage inflicted ...
Nail - In Other Uses
... Nail (unit), an archaic multiplier equal to one sixteenth of a base unit Neurotics Anonymous International Liaison (NAIL) Wael, Nail is the Turkish spelling Nail, project name for the ...
Strongarm (band) - Discography
... Records) 1993 These Times That Try Men's Souls 1994 Division EP (Tooth Nail Records) 1995 Trials EP (Tooth Nail Records) 1995 Atonement (Tooth Nail Records) 1997 The Advent of a Miracle (Tooth ...
Lichen Planus Of The Nails
... Lichen planus of nails is characterized by irregular longitudinal grooving and ridging of the nail plate, thinning of the nail plate, pterygium formation, shedding of the nail ...

More definitions of "nail":

  • (noun): A former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard.
  • (noun): A thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener.
  • (verb): Succeed in obtaining a position.
    Synonyms: nail down, peg
  • (noun): Horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits.
  • (verb): Attach something somewhere by means of nails.
    Example: "Nail the board onto the wall"
  • (verb): Complete a pass.
    Synonyms: complete
  • (verb): Locate exactly.
    Example: "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
    Synonyms: pinpoint

Famous quotes containing the word nail:

    They will nail you up twixt thieves
    And gamble for your little garments.

    And in this you will exceed God
    For on this earth
    You shall know Hell—
    Frank Horne (b. 1899)

    Ah, but to play man number one,
    To drive the dagger in his heart,
    To lay his brain upon the board
    And pick the acrid colors out,
    To nail his thought across the door,
    Its wings spread wide to rain and snow,
    To strike his living hi and ho....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Many hammer all over the wall and believe that with each blow they hit the nail on the head.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)