nail file

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.

1870–75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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And by the standards of setting yourself on fire, sawing off your own leg with
  a nail file isn't so bad.
With a sharp object-a nail file, a pen, or your teeth-make new holes in top hem
  next to the ones that tore through.
Use fine-grit sandpaper or a nail file 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 nail file.
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