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Nail


Nail.

1. Of finger. (a) A nail or claw of man or animal. (b) A point or style, e.g., for writing; see Jer. 17:1. 2. (a) A nail, Isa. 41:7, a stake, Isa. 33:20; also a tent-peg. Tent-pegs were usually of wood and of large size; but sometimes, as was the case with those used to fasten the curtains of the tabernacle, of metal. Ex. 27:19; 38:20. (b) A nail, primarily a point. We are told that David prepared iron for the nails to be used in the temple; and as the holy of holies was plated with gold, the nails for fastening the plates were probably of gold.