Nail

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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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HANDSSpoon-shaped nails that curl up at the sides WHAT IT COULD MEAN: Spoon nails are a sign of the iron-deficiency anaemia.