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doornail


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doornail  \Door"nail`\,  n. 
  The  nail  or  knob  on  which  in  ancient  doors  the  knocker 
  struck;  --  hence  the  old  saying,  ``As  dead  as  a  doornail.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doornail 
  n  :  a  large-headed  nail;  formerly  used  to  decorate  doors 




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