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Definition of the noun agnail

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noun - plural: agnails

  1. a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of agnail: hangnail
    • more generic words: cutis / skin / tegument = a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

Alternative definition of the noun agnail


  1. [obsolete] A corn or sore on the toe or finger.
  2. Torn skin near a toenail or fingernail.

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Google previewA Comprehensive Spelling-book on the Plan of the Pronouncing Spelling-book (1864)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Agnail is a disease of the nails, A daily paper. You complain in a very •plaintive tone. Boldly maintain the right. A daisy and a violet. A portrait of a base traitor. Raiment or clothing. A deadly affray. An army in battle array. A crayon painting.

Google previewA Pronouncing Spelling-book of the English Language (1857)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Agnail is a disease of the nails. Avail yourself of the op1 portunity. How they bewail him ! They were treated with disdain. An immense domain. Maintain your position. A plaintive song. A portrait of Washington. Food and raiment. Refrain from ...

Google previewTomorrow Magazine (1905)

Melton's Agnaline Agnail is the technical term for "hang nail," and Agnaline is the one known preparation that will cure them. By its use the most painful "hangnails" can be cured in less than a week, and its continual use will keep the fingers ...

Google previewHistory, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire (1834)

And the City and County of the City of Lichfield, Comprising ... a General Survey of the County of Stafford and the Diocese of Lichfield & Coventry; with Separate Historical, Statistical, & Topographical Descriptions of All the Boroughs, Towns, Parishes, Villages, Hamlets, Manors, and Liberties, in the Five Hundreds of the Shire ... by William White by William White (of Sheffield.)

Rodolphus B agnail is the pastor. It is dedicated to St. Thomas, the apostle, and was built in 1808. The altar-piece, representing Christ, ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1898)

by Walter William Skeat

Thus agnail is an A. S. ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

agnail agnate stud or spangle on a dress. By extension, a fragment of flesh hanging by the skin; hence, a scrap, a shred. In current use, aiguilette, the point or cord over the shoulder in certain uniforms. Also aiglet, aglotte, aigulet, via French ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

' AGNAIL, n. &g'miZ, also ANGNAIL, n. dng'mil [F. anyonaille, a blotch, a pimple: mid. L. anguen and anguemilid, ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

agnail [dial.]. Orig. corn on the foot; later, painful swelling of any hind. Now used in dial, of loose shin or soreness at root of finger-nails. This meanm.g, lihe the corrupted forms hang-nail and anger-nail, is due to mistahen association ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: A-C (1903)

by Joseph Wright

AGNAIL, sb. n.Cy. Lan. Not. Lin. Lei. Nhp. Nrf. Cor. Also called angnail, angernail, hangnail, nangnail, gnangnail. See below, [a'gnel, a'rjnel, na'rjnel, Yks. ne-rjnel.] See Nangnail. 1. A loose piece of skin at the base of the finger-nail. With great ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: A-E (1898)

by Joseph Wright

AGNAIL,sb. n.Cy. Lan. Not. Lin. Lei. Nhp. Nrf. Cor. Also called angnail ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

agnail. Forms: agnayle, agneles*, agnell, angnayle, angnayll. [OE ang- nægl (DOE s.v.), poss. f. *ang-acompressed, painful« + nægl. a(iron). nail«. The hard excrescence may have...

agnail. agregatiue. İ. aggregative. agreuaunce ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1906)

Agnail, a sore at the root of the nail on the fingers or toes. Bailey (1721). 3. A hangnail; a small piece of partly separated skin at the root of a nail or beside it. agname (ag'nam), n. [< ag- + name, after L. agnomen.'] An appellation over and ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

agitate 113 agnail mind, or view in all its aspects; plan. When politicians most agitate desperate designs. Eikon Basilike. =Syn. 3 and 4. Torouse, stir up, ruffle, discompose.–5 and 6. To canvass, deliberate upon. II. intrans. To engage in ...

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Agnail Meaning

Video shows what agnail means. A corn or sore on the toe or finger.. Torn skin near a toenail or fingernail.. agnail synonyms: hangnail. Agnail Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1G2N1A1I1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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