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a small file of metal or cardboard, for trimming, smoothing, or shaping the fingernails and sometimes having a point for removing dirt from under them.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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And by the standards of setting yourself on fire, sawing off your own leg with a
isn't so bad.
With a sharp object-a
, a pen, or your teeth-make new holes in top hem next to the ones that tore through.
Use fine-grit sandpaper or a
to remove any flocking around the leak.
Gently lift the nail away from the reddened skin at the outer corners with the tip of a
Expelling a student for bringing in a
may seem silly, but for some it is a cruel reality.
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