nailed


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nailed

1. mod. correctly identified. The thugs sure got nailed fast.
2. mod. arrested. (see also nail.) Why am I nailed? I didn’t do anything.
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Then again, if it stays here, that is ugly, too, for when aught's nailed to the mast it's a sign that things grow desperate.
Some thick old hangings had been nailed up before the windows, to deaden the sound of the shrieks.
It was the completest and most desirable bedroom ever seen - in the stern of the vessel; with a little window, where the rudder used to go through; a little looking-glass, just the right height for me, nailed against the wall, and framed with oyster-shells; a little bed, which there was just room enough to get into; and a nosegay of seaweed in a blue mug on the table.
He trod about the floor while putting by his lantern and throwing aside his hat and sack, so as to merge the marks of Dunstan's feet on the sand in the marks of his own nailed boots.
Cedric, the instant that an enemy appeared, launched at him his remaining javelin, which, taking better effect than that which he had hurled at Fangs, nailed the man against an oak-tree that happened to be close behind him.
Then he nailed the plank down again, and put his tools in his bag, and came downstairs.
Without asking permission, Holmes went into six banks and nailed up a telephone in each.
Of all that were there Sancho was the only one who was at once in his senses and in his own proper character, and he, though he was within very little of sharing his master's infirmity, did not fail to perceive who all these disguised figures were; but he did not dare to open his lips until he saw what came of this assault and capture of his master; nor did the latter utter a word, waiting to the upshot of his mishap; which was that bringing in the cage, they shut him up in it and nailed the bars so firmly that they could not be easily burst open.
Macewen saw my father; he told him a bank you had worked for in San Francisco was wiring over the habitable globe to have you collared - that it was supposed you had nailed thousands; and it was dead certain you had nailed three hundred.