Definition of Fourpenny nail

1. Noun. A nail 1.5 inches long.

Generic synonyms: Nail



Definition of Fourpenny nail

1. Noun. (dated) A nail 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) in length. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fourpenny Nail

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fourish
fourlegged
fourling
fourlings
fourmarierite
fourneau
fourness
fourpartite
fourpeat
fourpence
fourpences
fourpennies
fourpenny
fourpenny nail (current term)
fourplay
fourplex
fourplexes
fourposter
fourposters
fourragere
fourrageres
fourragère
fourragères
fourrier
fourriers
fours
fourscore
fourses

Literary usage of Fourpenny nail

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1. Essentials of Arithmetic by George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith (1915)
"A tenpenny nail is 2| in. long, and a fourpenny nail is 1| in. shorter ; how long is a fourpenny nail ? A sixpenny nail is | in. longer than ..."

2. Practical Arithmetic by David Eugene Smith (1905)
"A tenpenny nail is 2J in. long, and a fourpenny nail is If in. shorter; how long is a fourpenny nail? A sixpenny nail is $ in. longer than a fourpenny; ..."

3. Intermediate Arithmetic by David Eugene Smith (1905)
"A tenpenny nail is 2J in. long, and a fourpenny nail is 1f in. shorter; how long is a fourpenny nail? A sixpenny nail is £ in. longer than a fourpenny; ..."

4. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"... mentions a boy who placed a fourpenny nail in a spool to make a whistle, and, by a violent inspiration, drew the nail deep into the left bronchus. ..."

5. Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal by Benjamin Smith Barton (1806)
"It is a cut fourpenny nail, of a large size, almost an inch and a half long, a little bent. The child is large for its age, and has enjoyed good health, ..."

6. The Century Book of Facts: A Handbook of Ready Reference, Embracing History edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1906)
"The term penny, used to indicate the size of nails, is supposed to be a corruption of pound ; thus a fourpenny nail was one such that 1000 of them weighed ..."

7. The Century Book of Facts: A Handbook of Ready Reference, Embracing History edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1905)
"... to be a corruption of pound ; thus a fourpenny nail was one such that 1000 of them weighed four pounds ; a tenpenny, such that 1000 weighed ten pounds. ..."

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