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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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BLUES-BOUND flanker Josh Turnbull is hoping the departure of former Blues boss Phil Davies will not affect his ambitions of nailing down the number six jersey at the Arms Park next season.
Kilmarnock hitkid Mark O'Hara reckons picking up training ground tips will give him a fighting chance of nailing down a first-team slot.
25 years ago INVESTIGATIONS had been ordered by Cleveland County Council into the possibility of "nailing down" the Newport Bridge.