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Fenton ruffled hobnail
glass vase


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.


(Clothing & Fashion)
a. a short nail with a large head for protecting the soles of heavy footwear
b. (as modifier): hobnail boots.
[C16: from hob1 (in the archaic sense: peg) + nail]
ˈhobˌnailed adj



a large-headed nail for protecting the soles of heavy boots and shoes.
[1585–95; hob1 + nail]
hob′nailed`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hobnail - a short nail with a thick headhobnail - a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
Verb1.hobnail - supply with hobnails
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"


[ˈhɒbneɪl] Nclavo m (de botas)


nSchuhnagel m, → Schuhzwecke f
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One's shoes must be strong and heavy, and have pointed hobnails in them.
The floor was seemingly inches deep, except where there were recent footsteps, in which on holding down my lamp I could see marks of hobnails where the dust was cracked.
That is all very true," said the Republican Form of Government, putting on its hobnail shoes; "but consider how I thrill you every Fourth of July.
Hobnail, the reformer; and Reverend Jul Bat, who has converted the whole torrid zone in his Sunday school; and Signor Torre del Greco, who extinguished Vesuvius by pouring into it the Bay of Naples; Spahi, the Persian ambassador; and Tul Wil Shan, the exiled nabob of Nepaul, whose saddle is the new moon.
this band is naturally psychedelic whether performing smash and grab raids with Sabbath-style hobnails on or getting agreeably loved up on Frynge.