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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hobnail  \Hob"nail`\,  n.  [1st  hob  +  nail.] 
  1.  A  short,  sharp-pointed,  large-headed  nail,  --  used  in 
  shoeing  houses  and  for  studding  the  soles  of  heavy  shoes. 
 
  2.  A  clownish  person;  a  rustic.  --Milton. 
 
  {Hobnail  liver}  (Med.),  a  disease  in  which  the  liver  is 
  shrunken,  hard,  and  covered  with  projections  like 
  hobnails;  one  of  the  forms  of  cirrhosis  of  the  liver. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hobnail  \Hob"nail`\,  v.  t. 
  To  tread  down  roughly,  as  with  hobnailed  shoes. 
 
  Your  rights  and  charters  hobnailed  into  slush. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hobnail 
  adj  :  of  heavy  boots;  set  with  or  having  the  soles  protected  with 
  hobnails;  "hobnailed  boots"  [syn:  {hobnailed}] 
  n  :  a  short  nail  with  a  thick  head;  used  to  protect  the  soles  of 
  boots 
  v  :  supply  with  hobnails 




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