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Bag of Nails (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Bag of Nails

He squints like a bag of nails; i.e. his eyes are directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails. The old BAG OF NAILS at Pimlico; originally the BACCHANALS.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Bag * Baggage

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