- Carpentry. to secure with oblique nailing.
Origin of toenail
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Examples from the Web for toenail
If you ever put your hands on me again, I'm gonna snip your little nuts off with my toenail clippers!Jenny Lewis on 'The Voyager,' the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie
August 17, 2014
Yesterday, Ezra Klein reported the strange case of a hospital that charged $1,206 to clip a toenail.Somebody Has to Drive Down Healthcare Costs
April 3, 2013
She takes care of our elderly in the neighborhood, if someone has toenail they can't clip, she'll do that for them.TV's New Mystery Woman
March 19, 2009
From a knife to a toenail, they was nothing that Levine couldn't use in a fight.Gunman's Reckoning
So Scraggs, mustering his courage, flew at poor Hicks tooth and toenail.Captain Scraggs
Peter B. Kyne
A toenail, particularly twisted, has been traced through three generations, on the same foot and toe.Observations on Madness and Melancholy
She complained exceedingly and for a long time about the thickening of a toenail, even after the thickened part had been removed.
Cut all corner posts exactly the same length, toenail at corners to sill, and hold in position by temporary braces.Carpentry and Woodwork
Edwin W. Foster
- a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each toeRelated adjectives: ungual, ungular
- carpentry a nail driven obliquely, as in joining one beam at right angles to another
- printing slang a parenthesis
- (tr) carpentry to join (beams) by driving nails obliquely
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Word Origin and History for toenail
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe.
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