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  • n  a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots
  • v  supply with hobnails

  • For years, Soviet economists have inveighed against installment buying as simply another hobnail in the capitalist heel grinding the faces of the poor.
  • And though David Niven does a nice job as the lover, Ratoff brings hobnail direction to scenes that need dancing pumps.
  • Most outside observers have laid the responsibility for the East Pakistani tragedy to the hobnail-tough martial law imposed by Lieut.
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  • Do You Want To Understand Your Health Risks?
    The airwaves are buzzing this morning with news of the FDA's warning letter to 23andMe, the personal-genetic-profile-for-$99 startup, demanding that it "immediately discontinue marketing its Personal Genome Service. Is this a case of bureaucratic hobnail boots trampling a scrappy, innovative digital health start-up? Are we being deprived of the right to know what destiny is written in our ...
    Nov. 26, 2013 - Forbes

  • David Greene in HawgsIllustrated.com
    If anything Larry is more, well, negative than positive. You could tell how positive he was (after the touchdown). And to even think of a hobnail boot, I mean, who would have ever thought of saying that? But that is what makes Larry the best,...
  • Leo Houlding in Peninsula On-line
    Got dressed in period (costume). Walked around corner onto North Face in hobnail-less boots - Did one take and nearly froze,Houlding wrote on the expedition's online diary last week.
  • Larry Munson in Atlanta Journal Constitution
    For the record, Munson said his favorite call was "the hobnail boot" at Tennessee in 2001, replacing his previous favorite on Belue-to-Scott.

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