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  • He boarded his ferry the usual way: He laid a narrow, nail-studded plank over the water, then scrambled across and squeezed through an open window.

    Big Dreams For Ferry, Interrupted

  • Reaching it requires a careful climb across nail-studded boards and wood shards, downed power lines and murky pools of water that smell of decay.

    In Shelters, Lives Are Off-Kilter

  • In Room 103, Marqwon, 16 years old, kicked out of his regular school for bringing in a nail-studded piece of wood, tapped his forefinger in the air as he mapped out his next six moves.

    Chess, as a Survival Skill

  • Visiting zoologists would spend months on greasy, icy platforms wearing nail-studded hip boots as they hacked vertebrae and ovaries out of rank carcasses suspended from steel cables.

    The Cetacean Century

  • I was given, I forget by what benefactor, certain particularly fierce red Indians of lead-- I have never seen such soldiers since--and for these my father helped me to make tepees of brown paper, and I settled them in a hitherto desolate country under the frowning nail-studded cliffs of an ancient trunk.

    H G Wells, The New Machiavelli (1911)

  • The following are science fiction book series whose label as science fiction embarrasses me, whose continuing popularity puzzles me, and whose fans I feel deserve a smack upside the head with a very large and nail-studded cluebat.

    The Worst Science Fiction Series « It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

  • Past a second nail-studded door, the halls widened and grew smoother.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • They led to a nail-studded front door, also tightly closed.

    Separate

  • • Among the principle violations that women experience are physical aggression, including kicking, beating, insults, and deep contusions caused by nail-studded police batons; sexual abuse; psychological intimidation and attacks with tear gas.

    Laura Carlsen: Honduran Coup Violates Women's Human Rights

  • To suppress these demonstrations, the de facto government has armed the military with rubber and wooden bullets, nail-studded clubs, batons, metal tubes, eargas and pepper gas.

    Laura Carlsen: Honduran Coup Violates Women's Human Rights

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