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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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Any number of excuses can be offered up by connections of absentees but, amazingly enough, when hard cash is slapped down on the barrelhead, we get ourselves a showdown.
In this second go-around, the offer was cash on the barrelhead, about $35.5 million all told.