twelvepenny nail love

twelvepenny nail

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nail 3 1/4 inches (8.25 centimeters) long.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A relatively large nail, three and one-quarter inches (8.25 centimeters) in length.

Etymologies

From the original price per hundred.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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