doornail


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doornail

1. A large-headed nail against which the knocker strikes.
2. A large-headed nail used to decorate or strengthen a door.
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WHAT do balloons, parrots, dogs, posts, doornails, lords and frogs have in common?
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Today, that little world is deader than a doornail.
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The heroine of DEAD AS A DOORNAIL is a southern steel magnolia who has the spine to get a hazardous job done even if it means risking her own life.