Hobnail

Definition of Hobnail

Hob´nail`
n.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.
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.
v. t.1.To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.
Your rights and charters hobnailed into slush.
- Tennyson.

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furnish, provide, render, supply
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