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- adj. Describing something that has hobnails.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See with hobnails, as a shoe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with hobnails.
- Wearing hobnailed shoes; hence, clumsy; countrified; rough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by the wearing of heavy boots studded with hobnails
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Markets set borrowing rates, voters turn out politicians who push them too far, and plans to land with hobnailed boots on profligate debtor nations founder on two facts.
He was clad in faded overalls and black cotton shirt, with hobnailed brogans on his feet, and on his head a hat whose shapelessness and stains advertised the rough usage of wind and rain and sun and camp-smoke.
When I say that, I mean, "You win on some election nights, and on other election nights, people take your feelings and jump on them in hobnailed boots."
It was Bismarck who attempted to put all churches and universities in Prussia under his hobnailed boot.
The Romans also made a hobnailed shoe and boot that lasted longer for those centurions travelling to invade other lands.
While most of them are careful to maintain a little patch of agnostic "to be sure" territory, hectoring heretics like PZ Myers get their jollies by stomping all over sacred ground in the hobnailed boots of rationality.
That would be what those guys in the shiny knee-high hobnailed boots do.
Into this sacred place, this "pocket-hunter's delight an 'a cayuse's paradise!" comes a deliberate sort of man, a good-natured prospector called Bill, with a pick and shovel and gold-pan, dressed in faded overalls, a black shirt, shapeless, smoke-stained hat, hobnailed brogans and having with him two horses and "the habit of soliloquy."
Hitler laughed as the hobnailed boot sole continued to grind against her flesh.
The crushed plane lay wrapped in silence until the quiet was broken by the tramp of hobnailed boots on the broken stones.