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

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No funding will be available for storage or the cost of temporary accommodation Main aspects of scheme currently nailed down are:
"I've spoken to the gaffer because if I'm to develop as a player I need one position nailed down. I'd prefer to play on the wing."
Swaraj and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif agreed that agreement on a $150-million credit line for building jetties and berths should be finalised "soon," an indicator that not everything has really been nailed down.
(Reports like this may be the source of the local myth that the bridge was "nailed down".
"Some of the things that we have heard from the proponents of this merger -- that there should be job growth -- we want to see all those things tied down and nailed down," he said.
LOVING IT Chris Baird has now nailed down his position in defence HANDY HELP: Hodgson and Hughes
On his own chances of making the starting 15, Bishop added: "I've been involved for the last few campaigns and do feel part of the squad but I don't think I've nailed down a starting place yet and it's something I aim to do.
Get them all nailed down - I don't care if anyone comes, just keep everyone there.
Purchase said: "We are delighted with the response and while the boxing has not yet been nailed down, I am hoping for a British Masters title event as top of the bill.
Guitarist David Kennedy has the Edge's trademark Coca-Cola guitar chops nailed down on slowburn songs such as Love Like Rockets, Heaven and Breathe, the latter like a Bono love song.
We hear a time and place have been nailed down for Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's first-ever State of the City address.