NAIL in a Sentence

Learn NAIL from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. The app collects 40,000 words and 300,000 sentences. Input your word, you get not only its meaning and example, but also some sentences' contexts in classic literature.

Email Leak Checker - keepds.com
 Input your word:
Want to search a word in classic works? Search Classic Quotes
 Meanings and Examples of NAIL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
nail
 v.  attach something somewhere by means of nails
 n.  a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
Classic Sentence: (157 in 11 pages)
1  That which you see there, higher up in the door, near a nail, is the hole of a big iron bullet as large as an egg.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WHAT IS MET WITH ON THE WAY FROM NIVELLES
2  In the chimney-corner a cat-o'-nine-tails was hanging on a nail.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE WATER QUESTION AT MONTFERMEIL
3  At the same time, she stretched out her arm towards the cat-o'-nine-tails which hung on a nail in the chimney-corner.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
4  The old woman caught sight of the coat hanging on a nail, and examined it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE REMARKS OF THE PRINCIPAL TENANT
5  While Jean Valjean was putting on his coat, Fauchelevent had removed the bell and kneecap, which now hung on a nail beside a vintage basket that adorned the wall.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX—THE MAN WITH THE BELL
6  It is in that hall that I nail up the coffin.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—WHICH TREATS OF THE MANNER OF ENTERING A CONVEN...
7  Fauchelevent hastily detached the belled knee-cap from its nail and buckled it on his knee again.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—WHICH TREATS OF THE MANNER OF ENTERING A CONVEN...
8  That he, Fauchelevent, was to nail up the coffin in the cell, raise the stone in the chapel, and lower the corpse into the vault.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—IN WHICH JEAN VALJEAN HAS QUITE THE AIR OF HAV...
9  He got out of the coffin, and helped Fauchelevent to nail on the lid again.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
10  The first thing he found in the New Building was Guelemer, the second was a nail; Guelemer, that is to say, crime; a nail, that is to say, liberty.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
11  Three-quarters of an hour had not elapsed since they had risen in bed in the dark, nail in hand, and their project in their heads.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
12  And he tore the charge from the nail.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV—THE CHILD IS AMAZED AT THE OLD MAN
13  While he still went out, he had purchased of a coppersmith, for a few sous, a little copper crucifix which he had hung up on a nail opposite his bed.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II—LAST FLICKERINGS OF A LAMP WITHOUT OIL
14  The hollowing of that pitiless nail could be felt there.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—A PEN IS HEAVY TO THE MAN WHO LIFTED THE FAUC...
15  In their stead d'Artagnan thought he perceived in an obscure corner a discipline cord suspended from a nail in the wall.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  You do that when you've lost a horseshoe that you've found, instead of nailing it up over the door, but I hadn't ever heard anybody say it was any way to keep off bad luck when you'd killed a spider.
17  His finger nails were square and cut neatly across.
18  Make sure that all the nails are punched in so that the floor is smooth.
19  The tail is fixed on the model plane with nails.
20  The tail won't come off the toy plane; it is fixed on with nails.
21  They sell screws and nails by volume.
22  The back of the sole is attached to the shoe by a semi-circle of nails driven from the outside.
23  There was a cross in the left boot heel made with big nails, to keep off the devil.
24  The police broke up the window nailed down and rescued the boy from the fire.
25  He nailed a notice board to the wall.
26  The candidate nailed his colours to the mast on the question of civil rights.
27  A notice was nailed up on the church door.
28  The windows had been boarded and nailed up to prevent thieves from entering the empty house.
29  The sign was nailed up over the door.
30  He nailed a sign to the wall.