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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shaped so as to resemble the head of a nail.
  • Ornamented with round spots whether in relief or in color, as textile fabrics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail.
  • adjective arrowheaded or cuneiform characters. See under Arrowheaded.
  • adjective (Arch.) an ornament consisting of a series of low four-sided pyramids resembling the heads of large nails; -- called also nail-head molding, or nail-head. It is the same as the simplest form of dogtooth. See Dogtooth.

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