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A short nail with a thick head used to protect the soles of shoes or boots.
Having or decorated with a raised pattern of bumps resembling such nails.

[hob, peg, projection (obsolete) + nail.]

hob′nailed′ adj.
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Adj.1.hobnailed - marked by the wearing of heavy boots studded with hobnails; "hobnailed laborers"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
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[ˈhɒbneɪld] ADJ [boots] → con clavos
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adjgenagelt; hobnailed bootsgenagelte Schuhe pl, → Nagelschuhe pl; hobnailed liverSäuferleber f (inf), → Alkoholleber f
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These wore loose knee-breeches, long yarn stockings, and hobnailed high-laced walking-shoes.
He stood up and rested one hobnailed boot on the top of his spade while he looked her over.
The shadow of his hobnailed boots was enormous and coffinlike.
They wouldn't let me wash it, but on the day of the crime I had washed the floor thoroughly, and if the murderer had crossed it with his hobnailed boots, I should not have failed to see where he had been; he has left marks enough in Mademoiselle's chamber."
The clumping of hobnailed boots on the gravel outside proclaimed the approach of Manning.
As he spoke he came in among them for shelter, and propped his spade against the wall of the chalet, kicking the soil from his hobnailed blucher boots, which were new.
He was clad in faded overalls and black cotton shirt, with hobnailed brogans on his feet, and on his head a hat whose shapelessness and stains advertised the rough usage of wind and rain and sun and camp-smoke.
"Back in the olden days, people heard the men walking to work with the steel toecaps and the hobnailed boots and by the 1960s it was the buses coming and going with the quarry workers and then, almost overnight, that came to an end."
Two reported cases of primary bone PH showed cystic spaces containing necrotic debris and lined focally by hobnailed epithelioid cells; those spaces were thought to be formed by discohesive tumor cells and no true vascular channels were identified.
We would hear the sound of military music coming nearer, followed moments later by the rhythmic tramp of hundreds of hobnailed boots marching in perfect unison.
The Secretary General, a retired army General, was still wearing his hobnailed boots, with which he squished the mouse into the ground; as he rushed off to attend a Christmas Party of roast turkey and plum pudding.
On the website you are quoted an enticing price, you click on it, and then you are surrounded by the virtual equivalent of a cross between a heavy in hobnailed boots and the man from the Gladstone Brookes advert.