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hangnail


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hangnail  \Hang"nail`\,  n.  [A  corruption  of  agnail.] 
  A  small  piece  or  silver  of  skin  which  hangs  loose,  near  the 
  root  of  finger  nail.  --Holloway. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hangnail 
  n  :  a  loose  narrow  strip  of  skin  near  the  base  of  a  fingernail; 
  tearing  it  produces  a  painful  sore  that  is  easily 
  infected  [syn:  {agnail}] 




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