The second day I was there I lighted a coffin-nail before one of the older officers.
I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade.
Put down those cards and chuck that coffin-nail into the stove.
The ring made of the coffin-nail, which I wore on my thumb, constantly reminded me of my vow.
I was sitting on the opposite side of the littered-up table, engaged in rolling a pill, that is to say, a coffin-nail.
One nail drives out another, it's true; but the worst nail you can employ is a coffin-nail.
Later, I had a ring made of the coffin-nail, and I still wear it on the fore-finger of my right hand.
Acigarette; butt (1880s+)