A concealed spring must, I now know, exist; and this corroboration of my idea convinced me that my premises at least, were correct, however mysterious still appeared the circumstances attending the nails.
Supposing, then, the springs upon each sash to be the same, as was probable, there must be found a difference between the nails, or at least between the modes of their fixture.
The nail would be found at last, but by that time he would have lost the hammer.
We would find the hammer for him, and then he would have lost sight of the mark he had made on the wall, where the nail was to go in, and each of us had to get up on the chair, beside him, and see if we could find it; and we would each discover it in a different place, and he would call us all fools, one after another, and tell us to get down.
What are these bits of stone, and of wood, and rusted nails, which are set out in front of him?
Then he begged from me one of my nails, and filling his scrip with stones, he went upon his way.
Pitt closed the door and came up to the table, where he sat down in the other arm-chair--that one placed for the reception of the steward, agent, or confidential visitor who came to transact business with the Baronet--and trimmed his nails more vehemently than ever.
I always said it would come to this," the Baronet cried peevishly, and beating a tune with his clean-trimmed nails.
Yes, I saw how much interested you were in poor Grinevitch's nails," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, laughing.
And here people purposely let their nails grow as long as they will, and link on small saucers by way of studs, so that they can do nothing with their hands.
This reflection set him scratching his head and biting his nails
There, we'll hang your soppy hat on the nail
, put your jacket over the chair rail, an' then you turn your back to the stove an' dry yourself good.
It happened that a nail came away with the wood, and projecting, gave a touch of danger to an otherwise petty weapon.
I knew both Moreau and Montgomery carried revolvers; and, save for a feeble bar of deal spiked with a small nail, the merest mockery of a mace, I was unarmed.
He passed his hand over his brow, as though to brush away the idea which assailed him; then he took from the table a nail
and a small hammer, whose handle was curiously painted with cabalistic letters.