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n.
A West African gazelle (Gazella redunca).
n.
A mineral of blackish lead-gray color and metallic luster, generally of a foliated massive structure; foliated tellurium. It is a telluride of lead and gold.
n.
A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.
n.
Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.
n.
One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.
n.
Any plant of the order Naiadaceae, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.
a.
See Natant.
n.
Any one of numerous species of small, fresh-water, chaetopod annelids of the tribe Naidina. They belong to the Oligochaeta.
a.
Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied by jewelers to a precious stone.
a.
Naive; as, a naif remark.
n.
A chief; a leader; a Sepoy corporal.
n.
the horny scale of plate of epidermis at the end of the fingers and toes of man and many apes.
n.
The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera.
n.
The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds.
n.
A slender, pointed piece of metal, usually with a head, used for fastening pieces of wood or other material together, by being driven into or through them.
a.
A measure of length, being two inches and a quarter, or the sixteenth of a yard.
imp. & p. p.
of Nail
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Nail
n.
To fasten with a nail or nails; to close up or secure by means of nails; as, to nail boards to the beams.
n.
To stud or boss with nails, or as with nails.

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