It was from no less a person than Mr hobnail, who had taken a great fancy to him.
We are conjurors, young hobnail, said the gentlemen, laughing.
hobnail cutting, late 1830, so often confused with diamond cutting.
It is also called in England gin-drinker's liver, hobnail liver.
"I' faith, I never was so pricked by a hobnail before," growled Ben, with a surly smile.
I think they must have been born with boots on and,” conscious of the imprints of my shins, “hobnail boots at that.
The hobnail sole of his shoe had been torn off and he was trying to fasten it back on with a combination of straps.
Mike, on the cricket field, could not have looked anything but a cricketer if he had turned out in a tweed suit and hobnail boots.
Strawberry cutting, so often confused with hobnail cutting; much used from 1780.
The hobnail heel-and-sole pattern is the correct article for use in swift-running water.
1590s, the first element probably identical with hob "rounded peg or pin used as a mark or target in games" (1580s), of unknown origin. See hob. Because they were used to make rough shoes, the word was used figuratively for "rustic person" 17c. and after. Related: Hobnailed.