Nail

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

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I raised this nailed stick of mine and cut at his face; but he sprang back.
When he halted before the binnacle, with his glance fastened on the pointed needle in the compass, that glance shot like a javelin with the pointed intensity of his purpose; and when resuming his walk he again paused before the mainmast, then, as the same riveted glance fastened upon the riveted gold coin there, he still wore the same aspect of nailed firmness, only dashed with a certain wild longing, if not hopefulness.
Then the slaughterer said he would do as she wished; and cut off the head, and nailed it up under the dark gate.