Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes nails; a nailer; a person engaged in any capacity in the manufacture of nails.

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Examples

  • On Monday mornings the nail-maker emerges from a small hovel containing

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • English nail-maker gets $3 per week, while an American nail-maker gets $30.

    The Scab

  • As Mr. Casson has shown, an English nail-maker gets

    War of the Classes

  • His father was a blacksmith and nail-maker, to which trade he added the cultivation of the little farm on which he lived; and being poor, it was necessary for him to labor hard in all his callings in order to provide his family with a plain subsistence.

    Great Fortunes and How They Were Made

  • And boor as he was at the bottom, the son of a southern nail-maker asserting itself in this crisis which moved him so deeply, he threw back the coverlids with a brutal and contemptuous gesture, knocking down the innumerable toys they bore, and forcing the half-clad Levantine to bound to her feet with a promptitude amazing in so massive a person.

    The Nabob

  • His father was a blacksmith and nail-maker, to which trade he added the cultivation of the little farm on which he lived; and being poor, it was necessary for him to labor hard in all his callings in order to provide his family with a plain subsistence.

    Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made

  • $3 per week, while an American nail-maker gets $30.

    War of the Classes

  • Various operations occur in the arts in which the assistance of an additional hand would be a great convenience to the workman, and in these cases tools or machines of the simplest structure come to our aid: vices of different forms, in which the material to be wrought is firmly grasped by screws, are of this kind, and are used in almost every workshop; but a more striking example may be found in the trade of the nail-maker.

    On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

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