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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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Flanked by Lib Dem Aberconwy candidate Cllr Mike Priestley, and Lib Dem candidate in Clwyd West Cllr Brian Cossey, Mr Clegg packed food and pulled nails from timber for photographers.
"He shaved the heads off matches to make the explosive, and pulled nails and screws out of furniture.