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  • n. Plural form of nailhead.


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  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal King Richard's nails for upholstery and walls Use nailheads like jewelry The windows here originally had chain-mail curtains—so cool!

    Terms of Adornment

  • The more accessible, take-this-home-with-you version of that treatment is to accent with nailheads, a decorative element that you can even DIY; anyone who's studded their jeans can do it.

    Terms of Adornment

  • If the wooden stands are nailed to live tres, there is the possibility that the growth of the tree could have pushed the nailheads clear through the wooden braces.

    Stand or not?

  • That includes $1,500 leather and stainless storage trunks that feature hand-hammered nailheads.

    Inder Sidhu: Profiles In Doing Both: Retail's New Trailblazer

  • Though the completed bottom six rows look slightly uneven, that and the silver nailheads give it a nice, rustic look perfectly in keeping with the subject matter.

    Fun with a Porpoise :

  • These are 10mm matte silver nailheads with 6mm red nailheads outlining the heart.

    Shipped a couple of neat shirts today.

  • When instantly, the entire ship careens over on her side; every bolt in her starts like the nailheads of an old house in frosty weather; she trembles, quivers, and nods her frighted mast-heads to the sky.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Opening the tool bag, he attacked the nails of the marked board, digging at the wood around the nailheads with a sharp awl, and then wrenching the nails out with a clawhead hammer, shuffling along the length of the board in order to deal with them all.


  • None of the floorboards were new and all the nailheads were brown with rust.


  • The final slow bong sounded, the board was as secure as we could get it, and with my fingers through the cracks above and below the board, I felt for the nailheads.

    Time and Again


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