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a nail used in building temporary structures, having a stop on its shank to prevent its being driven in all the way and to leave the head free for pulling.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the National Anthem.
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Many hammer all over the wall and believe that with each blow they hit the nail on the head.
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