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eightpenny nail

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noun eight·pen·ny nail \ˌāt-ˌpe-nē-\

Definition of eightpenny nail

  1. :  a nail typically 212 inches (6.35 centimeters) long



Origin of eightpenny nail

from its original price per hundred


First Known Use: 15th century


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