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NAIL, A measure of length, equal to two inches and a quarter. Vide Measure.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In transit from Weld's base at the Curragh, Co Kildare, to Epsom, the Aga Khan's colt ripped off one of his shoes, sustaining a cut when a nail pricked his foot.
Nail Pricks. Much lameness results from nail pricks.