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nail bed

n.
The formative layer of cells at the base of the fingernail or toenail; the matrix.
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Additional STEMCON stage shows and activities include "Fun with Chemistry," the "Bed of Nails" physics presentation, and guided tours of the college's natural areas.
We will earn in the next few months whether this grand club is hurtling towards inevitable lasting disaster - or is to rise spectacularly from its bed of nails.
We'll all learn in the next few months whether this grand club is hurtling towards inevitable lasting disaster or is to rise spectacularly from its bed of nails.
The Ministry of Labour - "that bed of nails" in the words of Labour incumbent Ray Gunter in 1964 - banged heads together.
As well as showing off her numerous piercings, Elaine, who now lives in Scotland, will also walk bare foot on broken glass and lie on a bed of nails.
Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday.
A job that is going to have all the creature comforts of a bed of nails. One candidate had already withdrawn in the wake of a faux social media backlash, and Dr Askari now finds himself helming a very large ship indeed and that with a small crew to back him up.
It also sees the 33-year-old lying on a bed of nails while judge Jason Byrne breaks a concrete slab on his chest.
The movement titles, including At the Midway, Flea Circus, Pickled Punks, The Strongman, The Fiji Mermaid, and Bed of Nails, help set the character for each movement, and indeed, embody the characters idiomatically and idiosyncratically through Kramer's writing.
Chapter titles include, Childhood 1519-1533, The Brandon Marriage 1533-1545, The Bid for the Throne 1553-1554, and A Bed of Nails. The text includes much bonus material such as a collection of Willoughby's letters, numerous portraits of Willoughby, and many photographs and illustrations of important people and places.
Can you sit on a bed of nails without screaming and can science be used to create potions?
It displays interesting and gruesome implements of punishment, including a stretching rack, cages, a bed of nails, nailed barrel and spiked chair.