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hobnail

[′häb‚nāl]
(design engineering)
A short, large-headed, sharp-pointed nail; used to attach soles to heavy shoes.
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F: tubules lined by hobnail cells (arrows) showing focal atypias due to a degenerative process (H&E, 200x).
The histologic features that favor NA versus prostatic adenocarcinoma include a lack of significant cytologic atypia and mitosis, presence of adjacent urothelium with papillary architecture, and vascular-like cystic tubules lined by hobnail cells set in an edematous and inflammatory stroma (Figure 2, A).
But judging by what Becks has been spotted out and about in recently (in the last pic I saw he was wearing hobnail boots and dirty jeans with a dodgy hat) he could do worse than start wearing Healy's shirt now.
Glassware was given the treatment, as in sandblasted, pressed hobnail designs and etched for variety.
The Fetzer Award for the Most Unusual Item in coastal California will be awarded to the volunteer who found the sole of s hobnail boot, believed to originate from the Civil War era, at East Fort Baker in Marin County.
The hobnail boots are warming beside the hearth, and the tobacco pipes rest in a rack on the mantel.
We bemoan the arrival in our neighborhood of the national chain to smother and drive out our favorite friendly bookstore, pharmacist or coffee shop, squawking about how "unfair" it is that this "predator" has marched in with hobnail boots and the club of "discount prices.
Today, they are hardened criminals wearing hobnail boots with no qualms about breaking into your home and stealing everything they can get their hands on.
Nail first gained attention singing in Newcastle blues band, the King Crabs, in which he wore a dress and hobnail boots on stage.
During the 1930s and 40s, the twin setbacks of the Depression and World War II shortages saw Fenton weathering the storm by producing practical items, such as tableware, mixing bowls for Dormeyer to go with electric mixers and hobnail perfume bottles for Wrisley, two major contracts which saved the company from failing when many others went bankrupt.
The conference will also hear from archaeologist Alex Croom on the mysteries of Roman tiles, including two from South Shields which bear the imprint of the hobnail shoes of a child who walked across them when they had just been made and had been left out to dry.