Nail

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

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Also designed to get you on the wellness trail is ``Organic Living'' (Rodale; $30), a book by Great Britain's leading alternative health guru, Michael Van Straten, who nails down all those colds and allergies that run rampant in offices.
But the attacker backed off, clutching his face in agony, when she raked her half-inch nails down his cheek.
The beauty of the technique is that it nails down the developmental window for various embryonic events," said Longaker.