Nails driven through the palms of her hands,—tenpenny nails,—under the hypnotic suggestion that she wasn't being hurt.
They scowled at him as if they were mad enough to bite off the heads of tenpenny nails.
Like bad eggs, salt, and tenpenny nails biled in bilge water.
The Examiner has let down its price from a tenpenny to a sevenpenny.
They would not know how to exaggerate a broom-stick; for the life of them they could not exaggerate a tenpenny nail.
You have disgraced your family long enough in that old black rag, or in something made of tenpenny muslin!
It also must have needed extensive repairs, since Mercer purchased 1500 tenpenny nails “used about it.”
I looked at them for a while in wonderment, and at last I threw out a "tenpenny" in the midst.
William collects things—everything from tenpenny nails to teapots, I should say, and they're all there in his rooms.
Im a good mind to toss up this tenpenny nail and salt codfish business and get back to the sawdust once more.