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  • n. Plural form of nailing.


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  • Once they have had a good nailing their career goes out of the window and as you say all they want are babies and more nailings.

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  • Billy had dozens of rough crates at the ready (turns out he made them himself) and would bang lids on the iced down full ones with 4 brisk nailings, stacking them chest high and ready for the long trip up the pier on an ancient dolly.

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  • “What a pity it is,” he complains, “that the labours of painting should have been employed on such shocking objects of the martyrology,” floggings, nailings, and unnailings ...

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  • In place of the struts between the wooden heads of the yoke a cleat is nailed across the projecting ends which has to be pried loose every time the yoke is removed and nailed into place again every time the yoke is put onto another form; these repeated nailings soon destroy the yoke heads.

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  • Neither the joints, the different pipes of communication, nor the nailings, must leave the smallest passage to the vapors.

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  • By the time the ship, to which every one has ere this become attached, is so far advanced as to have all her spars on end, the artificers will have completed their hammerings, sawings, and nailings, and the main-hold will have been stowed with water-tanks.

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  • Bishop Rolando Tirona of the Prelature of Infanta said flagellation and cross nailings are expressions of superstitious beliefs, and are usually done out of need for money or to encourage tourism, which make them wrong.

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  • (Fonda anyone?) or amazing nailings (Dinesh D'Sousa).

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