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cut nail

[′kət ‚nāl]
(design engineering)
A flat, tapered nail sheared from steel plate; it has greater holding power than a wire nail and is generally used for fastening flooring.

cut nail

cut nails
A nail having a wedge shape, sheared from sheet steel; has a sheared-square, blunt point.
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3 Bend the remaining shank of cut nails down with side cutters or needle-nose pliers.
Travel and other kits can be popular gift items during the holidays, and with that in mind Del's La Cross unit is offering its Festival of Color grooming sets, which are colorful metal cases that contain cuticle scissors, nail clippers, a triple cut nail file and tweezers.
In the 1850s, steam power began to replace hand power, and by the 1880s, cut nails were mass produced, which made them relatively cheap.
Labelled as a toenail clipper for cool dudes, well groomed men and stylish ladies, the new clippers are said to cut nails cleanly and precisely so that the user does not end up with cracked, split or torn nails.
These include badly cut nails - in the main this would be nails that are too short or trimmed sharply on the edges as this can lead the skin to fold over the nail area itself; the afore-mentioned sweating (and also bad foot hygiene which can be a issue for teenagers
Cut nails straight across to minimize risk of ingrown nails.
To reduce re-infection, cut nails and encourage hand washing to reduce the risk of the worm eggs being put back into the mouth.
It offers Short Cut Nails, which the company maintains offers natural-length artificial nails that are suitable for everyday tasks and can be worn for up to 10 days.
Or, if they don't have a fistful of dollars, shoppers can buy a few giant square nails, called cut nails, circa 1819 out of a jar.