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  • adj. Alternative spelling of hobnailed.


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  • Bruin won't go until someone stamps on those bitten fingernails with hob-nailed boots and lets him fall from the Downing St window.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • There will be little whimsy here as today's unfortunate verbal diarrhea spew just crowds humor into a corner and then kicks at it with hob-nailed boots.

    Palpitations...And No Pride To Speak Of.

  • But they knew they didn't like the spectacle of Congressional Republicans stomping all over the case in hob-nailed boots, abandoning any notion of Congressional restraint, let alone respect for States 'Rights and due process.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • As Birmingham International serves a cachement area with a sizeable Muslim Minority, you can bet your boots (size twelve, hob-nailed) that some Jobsworth did much pursing of his lips as he contemplated the inflaming or appeasing of this small portion of the public using the place before reaching instantly for the ‘appease’ button.

    Archive 2007-12-30

  • So twenty seconds after the man calls it a wrap with "... and God bless the United States of America" down stomps the BBC in size eleven hob-nailed Doc Martins.

    Biased BBC

  • Shafton, to waste thy wit upon country wenches, and thy valour upon hob-nailed clowns!

    The Monastery

  • I will suppose that one of you, on coming down in the morning to the parlour of your house, finds that a tea-pot and some spoons which had been left in the room on the previous evening are gone, — the window is open, and you observe the mark of a dirty hand on the window-frame, and perhaps, in addition to that, you notice the impress of a hob-nailed shoe on the gravel outside.


  • Father McNabb wore a homespun habit and marched around London in the same heavy hob-nailed boots from year to year.

    Fr. Vincent McNabb: A Voice of Contradiction

  • Hey, you guys won, Burt has stepped aside, you can take off the hob-nailed boots now.

    This, That, and t'Other Thing

  • Ah! What is that humming noise, which fills the edifice, and causes hob-nailed Melibaeus to grin at smock-frocked Tityrus?

    The Virginians


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