coffin nail


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coffin nail

1. and coffin tack n. a cigarette. (Coffin nail is very old.) You still smoking them coffin nails? Every coffin tack you smoke takes a little off the end of your life.
2. n. a drink of liquor. How about another coffin nail?
See also: coffin, nail
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Now we know for certain that the need for fossil-fuel backup is going to be the coffin nail for this industry and that the promised saving of CO2 emission cannot be fulfilled, we should call a halt before further damage is done to landscape and potential for tourism further degraded.
At once, the imagination capable of a masterpiece establishes strategies: the tone becomes searchingly comic; paragraphs discard conventional brevity; sentences extend themselves, partly from virtuosity but also because the author realizes that each nuance of every sentence's moment must be saved before the coffin nail of the period.
Reynolds, the nation's second-largest cigarette manufacturer, this month begins test marketing its "smokeless cigarette," a new fangled coffin nail called Premier that burns a small piece of charcoal which in turn heats up a "flavor capsule," the contents of which are a trade secret.
Made at a time when Guy Ritchie was still a fresh-faced young film-maker, it's stylish, brilliantly written, and tough as a coffin nail.
The CD also has new songs Puffin On A Coffin Nail and One To My Left.
The grim Euro grandees may smile back, but they do so through gritted teeth - teeth which as one Victorian politician said of Sir Robert Peel resemble coffin nails.
I was also with Colonel Tim Collins who said I was as tough as coffin nails.
I was also with Colonel Tim Collins, who said I was as tough as coffin nails.
They may have heard cigarettes described as coffin nails, but it doesn't sink in.