Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of nail the shank of which can be driven into a wall without the (more or less ornamental) head, which is afterward screwed on or slid into its place.

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  • She could not find a glass-headed picture-nail in town; she did not hunt for the sort of veiling she wanted -- she took what she could get; and only at Howland & Gould's was there such

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  • She could not find a glass-headed picture-nail in town; she did not hunt for the sort of veiling she wanted — she took what she could get; and only at Howland & Gould’s was there such a luxury as canned asparagus.

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  • a glass-headed picture-nail in town; she did not hunt for the sort of veiling she wanted -- she took what she could get; and only at Howland &

    Main Street

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