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annular ring nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail with sharp-edged ridges that lock into wood fibers and greatly increase holding power
casing nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail similar to a finishing nail but heavier and used for trim where strength and concealment are required
clench nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail adapted so that the end of the nail can be turned over and driven back into the substance through which it has passed.
common nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: General purpose heavy-duty type of nail used in construction and rough work, with large head that will not pull through
cut flooring nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail with a rectangular cross-section and a blunt tip, used to blind-nail flooring through edges without splitting
duplex head nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail with an upper head projecting for removal, used for temporary work
finishing nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail used on trim and cabinetwork where nailheads must be concealed
hobnail
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: hob nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A metal stud hammered into the sole of footwear to provide grip.
nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A metal spike for fixing things to wood (including other pieces of wood). A small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven into wood to join things together
roofing nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail with a large, often galvanized, head, used to hold composition roofings
sealing roofing nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail with a lead or plastic washer under the head to provide a watertight seal, used on metal roofing
shoeing nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail of distinctive form, specifically used in the shoeing of animals, e.g. horses, donkeys, oxen.
snail
CATEGORY: fauna
DEFINITION: A gastropod, especially one having an enclosing shell, into which it may retract completely for protection. Land snail shells are frequently preserved in buried soils, the fills of ditches, and other deposits over limestone subsoils and sometimes fill a gap in environmental reconstruction. Other species are: shade-loving snails, open-country snails, and intermediate or catholic species that live in a variety of habitats - including many of the more common species of snail. Using these categories of snail ecology, the relative frequencies of shell fragments from different species, extracted from deposits and soils, can be used to reconstruct ancient environments.
spiral nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail that tended to turn into the wood like a screw as it is driven home, used in flooring to assure a tight and squeak-proof joining
square-shank concrete nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail used to fasten furring strips and brackets to concrete walls and floors
thumbnail scraper
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A small convex scraper the size and shape of a thumbnail, found in both Pleistocene and Holocene contexts in Australia. Finely worked examples are part of the Australian Small Tool Tradition. Increasingly reported from Pleistocene sites and distinctive feature of southwestern Tasmanian Pleistocene and Victoria assemblages from about 24,000 years ago.
trenail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A wooden cylinder or dowel used for pinning planks or timbers together.
upholstery nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail used to fasten upholstery where fastenings will show, made with both ornamental and colored heads
wrought nail
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A nail that is beaten out or shaped by hammering.

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