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nail-sick

or nail·sick

[neyl-sik]
adjective Nautical.
  1. iron-sick.
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Origin of nail-sick

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsnail sickness, noun
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Historical Examples of nail-sick

  • Much smaller waves soon make a boat "nail-sick," as the phrase is.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864

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