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  • noun
    A small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven typically into wood with a hammer to join things together or to serve as a peg or hook. (don't try and hammer nails into the ceiling joists)
    A horny covering on the upper surface of the tip of the finger and toe in humans and other primates. (she began to bite her nails)
    A measure of length for cloth, equal to 21/4 inches.
    A measure of wool, beef, or other commodity, roughly equal to 7 or 8 pounds.

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