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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hobnail \Hob"nail'\, noun [1st hob + nail.]

1. A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes.

2. A clownish person; a rustic. --Milton.

{Hobnail liver} (Med.), a disease in which the liver is shrunken, hard, and covered with projections like hobnails; one of the forms of cirrhosis of the liver.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hobnail \Hob"nail'\, verb (used with an object) To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.

Your rights and charters hobnailed into slush. --Tennyson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hobnail

noun

1: a short nail with a thick head; used to protect the soles of boots

verb

1: supply with hobnails


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