Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nail for fastening a horseshoe to the hoof.
“If I had lost my money and all other resources had failed, I was not afraid to make a horse-nail or turn”
“-- When the services of a skilled smith are at hand, one of the readiest methods of performing this is to draw the edges of the crack together with an ordinary horse-nail.”
“If I had lost my money and all other resources had failed, I was not afraid to make a horse-nail or turn a horse-shoe with the best blacksmith in California, and I could have got my living, as I did for many a year, at the forge and anvil.”
“However, the-old gentleman, being stubborn as a horse-nail, persisted; the wife, still grumbling, calmed down; and the one joint of meat became an institution.”
“a horse-nail from the patrimony of the blessed saint.”
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"The art of shoeing horses; also, the art of treating the diseases of horses, now technically called veterinary surgery."
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