from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe.
- n. A nail driven obliquely, as to join vertical and horizontal beams.
- transitive v. To secure (beams) with obliquely driven nails.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe
- v. To fasten two boards together by applying nails into both boards at a 45 degree angle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. drive obliquely
- n. the nail at the end of a toe
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I am, of course, only using the 'toenail' thing as an example.
BRECON That part of the toenail which is designed to snag on nylon sheets.
The most common cause of lameness is a broken toenail which is very painful for the cat.
Another guy [I read about] thought his ingrown toenail was fixed by a special 'toenail' guardian angel. "
So you wind up with aphrodesiacs (viagra), hair loss remedies, anticholesterol drugs you can't stop taking, expensive toxic toenail fungus remedies and other inane but profitable "drugs".
When I was brought into the ER by my mother at age eleven for an injury to a toenail, the resident began asking me questions about sex that I did not even begin to comprehend.
Maybe James should do a big scoreboard like the one for the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, with the eye at the top, and the sperm there or there abouts, and then toenail growth and hair somewhere near the bottom.
Often travelling alone on business as a cutting-edge website designer, I foolishly checked into the Bates for a night with a gift voucher my ex gave me, and let me tell you, I spent 10 sleepless hours with the chest of drawers propped up against the door, sharpening my toenail clipper, terrified that the owner was going to come in and hack me to pieces with a butcher knife.
Devlin Roussel , who runs a charter fishing company, came to the Ochsner ER last Sunday with a painful infection under a toenail that had been nearly ripped off when a 120-pound tuna fell on his foot.
I'm already sporting one black toenail these days.