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  • Cecil Barker pointed to a box of brass-headed nails upon the mantelpiece.

    Chennai

  • Pedestrians began to appear; handsomely dressed ladies were more frequently encountered; the men had otter skin collars to their coats; peasant waggoners, with their grate-like sledges stuck over with brass-headed nails, became rarer; whilst on the other hand, more and more drivers in red velvet caps, lacquered sledges and bear-skin coats began to appear, and carriages with rich hammer-cloths flew swiftly through the streets, their wheels scrunching the snow.

    The Cloak

  • Peter woke up, rubbing his eyes, for he had been dreaming that he saw the chair again with its beautiful red padding standing whole and uninjured before the grandfather's door, and indeed just as he awoke he thought he was looking at the brass-headed nails that studded it all round, but it was only the bright yellow flowers beside him.

    Heidi

  • The old gentleman sat with me on a sofa in his office, leaning onto his carved walnut, brass-headed cane.

    I. O. U.

  • The old gentleman sat with me on a sofa in his office, leaning onto his carved walnut, brass-headed cane.

    I. O. U.

  • The old gentleman sat with me on a sofa in his office, leaning onto his carved walnut, brass-headed cane.

    I. O. U.

  • The old gentleman sat with me on a sofa in his office, leaning onto his carved walnut, brass-headed cane.

    I. O. U.

  • The stock had been reshaped with a knife, giving a narrower grip behind the trigger while, on top of the butt, a leather pad had been nailed with brass-headed nails.

    Sharpe's Enemy

  • That stately veteran of Manila Bay upon whose bridge his loyal, devoted admirers had outlined in brass-headed nails the very spot where Commodore Dewey's feet had rested as he spoke the memorable words:

    Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home

  • The material used for upholstery was nailed over the frame with brass-headed tacks.

    Furnishing the Home of Good Taste A Brief Sketch of the Period Styles in Interior Decoration with Suggestions as to Their Employment in the Homes of Today

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