Definition of Tenpenny nail

1. Noun. A nail 3 inches long.

Generic synonyms: Nail



Definition of Tenpenny nail

1. Noun. (dated) A relatively large nail, three inches (7.62 centimeters) in length. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenpenny Nail

tenosynovitides
tenosynovitis
tenosynovitises
tenotome
tenotomes
tenotomies
tenotomy
tenour
tenours
tenous
tenoxicam
tenpence
tenpences
tenpenny
tenpenny nail (current term)
tenpercenteries
tenpercentery
tenpin
tenpin bowling
tenpins
tenpounder
tenpounders
tenrec
tenrecs
tens
tensal
tenscore
tense
tense part of the tympanic membrane

Literary usage of Tenpenny nail

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1. Personal Adventures and Anecdotes of an Old Officer by James Peter Robertson (1906)
"... experiences—Manchester— A singular old gentleman—Dublin—Prince George of Cambridge and the tenpenny nail—The Smith O'Brien Rebellion—Maryborough—Colonel ..."

2. A Biographical History of England: from Egbert the Great to the Revolution by James Granger (1824)
"... with determined resolution, declaring, " That he'd loosen the pope from his chair, though he were fastened thereto with a tenpenny nail. ..."

3. Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch by Charles Wallace French (1891)
"It failed me as a clevis- bolt, and the thing won't even make a tenpenny nail! But I'll tell you, old fellow, what it will make,' and he put it in the fire ..."

4. A Collection of Remarkable Cases in Surgery by Paul Fitzsimmons Eve (1857)
"... for fracture caused by a tenpenny nail entering the cranium. ... and the child impaling itself on a " tenpenny" nail, which was sticking in it. ..."

5. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1868)
"... then I say you 've got a head and so has a tenpenny nail, and one is just as wise as the other. But there 's one comfort. If you think hard and long, ..."

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