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General Crossword Questions for “nail”

  • Metal spike
  • Hammered pin
  • Catch - fastener
  • Hammer's target
  • Fixer (on finger?)
  • Hard plate at end of digit
  • Metal spike with head
  • Hammered individual
  • Growth on digit
  • It needs a hammer (or a file?)
  • Tack
  • It's capitally struck from 21
  • Claw caused knight pain
  • See special instructions
  • There's nothing containing a fastening device
  • Oz player gets hit on the head
  • To expose a lie, it needs hammering home
  • Zero and one within digital component
  • Slow mover rejecting society's fix
  • Make fast payment on this without delay
  • It has a point, which may need filing
  • Clout means nowt without one?
  • Pin down part of the body
  • New Labour embracing first-rate fixer
  • Fixing to take final awkward fellow out
  • Fix hanger
  • Pin number's important way to get sterling
  • Collar
  • Fixing device
  • Fastening device

Encyclopedia

  • Nails are similar to claws, which are found on numerous other animals. In common usage, the word nail often refers to the nail plate only. Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough protein called keratin, as are animals' hooves and horns. — “Nail (anatomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Nail (anatomy), toughened keratin at the end of an animal digit Nail (relic), used in the crucifixion of Christ. Nail (unit), an archaic multiplier equal to one sixteenth of a base unit. The Nails, a 1970s band from Colorado. — “Nail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Egyptians used reddish-brown stains derived from henna to color their nails and fingertips. Egyptians used nail color to signify social order, with shades of red at the top. — “Nail polish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The cards of address alone remained to nail on: they lay, four little squares, in the drawer. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • "There is none," replied the hermit, "from the scissors of Delilah, and the tenpenny nail of Jael, to the scimitar of Goliath, at which I am not a match for theeā€“But, if I am to make the election, what sayst thou, good friend, to these trinkets?" — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
  • 'People need not nail up horseshoes and mark their door-stones with charms to keep the evil spirit out,' ran on Lady Knollys, who looked pale and angry, in her way, 'but you open your door in the dark and invoke unknown danger. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • She certainly was not prepared to nail her colours upon the mast and to live and die for Brehgert. — “The Way We Live Now” by Anthony Trollope
  • He could not bear the thought, and softly drawing on his boots, and taking his hat from the nail on which she had hung it, he slipped noiselessly out of the house. — “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy
  • I remember, one morning, when Glumdalclitch had set me in a box upon a window, as she usually did in fair days to give me air (for I durst not venture to let the box be hung on a nail out of the window, as we do with cages in England), after I had lifted up one of my sashes, and sat down at my table to eat a piece of sweet cake for my breakfast, above twenty wasps, allured by the smell, came flying into the room, humming louder than the drones of as many bagpipes. — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift

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