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hobnailed

[hob-neyld]
adjective
  1. furnished with hobnails.
  2. rustic or loutish.
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Origin of hobnailed

First recorded in 1590–1600; hobnail + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for hobnailed

Historical Examples of hobnailed

  • The shadow of his hobnailed boots was enormous and coffin-like.

    Chance

    Joseph Conrad

  • The shadow of his hobnailed boots was enormous and coffinlike.

    Chance

    Joseph Conrad

  • I would have let them jump on my chest with their hobnailed boots first!

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • Do you suppose WE care for the opinion of that hobnailed lout of a Paris?

    Roundabout Papers

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • In the silence a noise of hobnailed haste rose on the still air.

    The Woman in Black

    Edmund Clerihew Bentley