three nails

three nails

used to crucify Jesus. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 67]
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Three nails driven into the head commemorated as many crises in Maggie's nine years of earthly struggle; that luxury of vengeance having been suggested to her by the picture of Jael destroying Sisera in the old Bible.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
He picked up two dog biscuits, each with three nails pushed through them, which had been left in the grass at the Pickering Pasture park in Widnes.
There is another image of Christ, as an infant lying on a Cross, peacefully asleep with three nails beside him.
Thompson told investigators that after traveling with the woman to Goodman Creek Road off Highway 58, he discharged three nails from the gun into the back of her head, then stopped.
Its carvings include an engraving of a communion chalice surrounded by wheat stalks and grapes, an engraving of the cross, the crown of thorns, a ladder, three nails, and the tools used in crucifixion.
We used a minimum of three nails for these, one on each side and in the middle.
As Durham are still quick to point out, the defeats were narrow anyway, undone by a brilliant unbroken 209-run stand between centurions Alex Barrow and Lewis Gregory at Taunton, and unable to hammer the last three nails into Sussex's coffin when Will Beer joined Yasir Arafat with the hosts needing an unlikely 97 to win from 16 overs.
A row of three nails which may have formed a line of coffin tacks have led archaeologists to believe the burials are from the late or post-medieval era.
Geoffrey Clarke's high altar cross, made of polystyrene and then gold plated, holds at its centre the Coventry cross of three nails but this is now contained within an abstract, bird-like form that somehow contrives to be both protective and soaring.
Other cases which have emerged under freedom of information laws include: * A patient claimed to have broken an arm while being moved by paramedics; * A paramedic was convicted of careless driving after knocking down an elderly woman; * A paramedic was sacked in 2008 for posting on Facebook an x-ray of a patient with three nails in his head.
Trevor Donnelly had a ring studded with three nails when he went to the Phoenix in Chopwell, Gateshead.