Definition of Nailrod
1. Noun. Tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa.
Generic synonyms: Cattail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nailrod
Literary usage of Nailrod
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Essex Antiquarian by Sidney Perley (1898)
"They were usually forged from strips of iron of good quality called nailrod, being bars rolled at the mills into a size suitable for the purpose. ..."
2. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1859)
"It was the latter, lean maypole or nailrod one, that was Aunt of Schulenburg, the elderly Malplaquet gentleman who now presides at ..."
3. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"It was the latter, lean maypole or nailrod one, that was Aunt of Schulenburg, the elderly Malplaquet gentleman who now presides at Cope- nick. ..."
4. The Congressional Globe ...: 23d Congress to the 42d Congress, Dec. 2, 1833 by United States Congress, Francis Preston Blair, John Cook Rives, Franklin Rives, George A. Bailey (1853)
"That was during ihe time when the subject of Pennsylvania iron was before us, and I do not wonder that nailrod and railroad iron should have been jointly ..."
5. History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1866)
"It was the latter, lean maypole or nailrod one, that was Aunt of Schulenburg, the elderly Mal- plaquet gentleman who now presides at ..."
6. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"1896. H. Lawson, 'While the Billy boils,' p. 118: " ' You can give me half-a-pound of nailrod,' he said, in a quiet tone." Nail-tailed Wallaby, n. ..."