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[hob-neyld] /ˈhɒbˌneɪld/
furnished with hobnails.
rustic or loutish.
Origin of hobnailed
First recorded in 1590-1600; hobnail + -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No man is a match for a woman, except with a poker and a pair of hobnailed boots.

    Man And Superman George Bernard Shaw
  • I would have let them jump on my chest with their hobnailed boots first!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • They did not run around barefooted in summer, nor wear “tackety” or hobnailed boots in winter.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • Get off my clothes this instant, you hobnailed son of a something-or-other!

    News from the Duchy Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • From up the street came the familiar sound of hobnailed boots on the cobblestones.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen
  • hobnailed it may be, and the most interesting thing within his frontiers, but he would blush to mention it to a lady.

    A Book of Burlesques H. L. Mencken
  • The gardener, rolling the lawn next day, thought as ill of hobnailed boots as of high French heels.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • One of the men trod on Kate's foot with his hobnailed shoe and gave an inarticulate grunt by way of apology.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • The old man opened one of his barn doors, revealing a floor littered with straw and a fringe of hobnailed American boots.

  • He came in with his eternal green jacket, short breeches and rough manners, making the floor tremble under his hobnailed boots.

    The Grandee Armando Palacio Valds

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