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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Nail
 
Do not drive a second nail until the first be clinched.  1
Do not hang all on one nail.  German.  2
Drive the nail that will go.  3
He hath hit the nail on the head.  4
He who heedeth not the lost shoe-nail will soon lose his horse.  German.  5
Hit the nail on the head.  6
In frosty weather a nail is worth a horse.  Spanish.  7
It takes heap o’ licks to dribe a nail in de dark.  African American.  8
Leave no nail unclinched.  Italian.  9
One nail drives out another.  10
The horseshoe that clatters wants a nail.  Spanish.  11
When the smith’s wife wants a nail she must buy it at the shopkeeper’s.  German.  12
 
 
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