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synonyms for fingernail

  • paw
  • tentacle
  • barb
  • clapperclaw
  • fang
  • grapnel
  • grappler
  • hook
  • manus
  • nipper
  • pincer
  • spur
  • talon
  • unguis
  • cant hook
  • nail claw
  • ungula
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Another uses lasers to imprint circuits just 12 nanometers wide—about the length your fingernail grows in 12 seconds.
FROM CARS TO TOASTERS, AMERICA'S SEMICONDUCTOR SHORTAGE IS WREAKING HAVOC ON OUR LIVES. CAN WE FIX IT?ANDREW BLUMJUNE 28, 2021TIME
Those are races that could be decided by the length of a fingernail.
TEENS ARE AMONG THE SWIMMERS TO WATCH IN U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALSFRED BOWENJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Often no larger than a fingernail, microchips are exquisite feats of engineering that pack tens of millions of components to optimize computations.
A GOOGLE AI DESIGNED A COMPUTER CHIP AS WELL AS A HUMAN ENGINEER—BUT MUCH FASTERSHELLY FANJUNE 15, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
The pages regularly shared hate speech and misinformation, largely targeting India’s Muslim minority, including Islamophobic depictions of Muslims as green monsters with long fingernails.
FACEBOOK BANNED A HINDU EXTREMIST GROUP—THEN LEFT MOST OF ITS PAGES ONLINE FOR MONTHSBILLY PERRIGOJUNE 10, 2021TIME
To access the single, straight-edge blade on the Bond, you first have to open the pliers, then locate the blade, and finally use your fingernail to pick it open.
FOR ITS LATEST MULTITOOL, LEATHERMAN GOES RETROWES SILERJUNE 2, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Once they were alone in his office, he hugged her twice, with his hands placed low on her back, slowly and intimately caressed her fingernails while repeatedly asking her “how she got them so perfect,” and suggested they go out to eat, she said.
CSU SAN MARCOS TRIED TO FIRE A PROFESSOR FOR MISCONDUCT – THEN HIS UNION INTERVENEDKAYLA JIMENEZMAY 25, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In a press release, IBM said the new process would yield some 50 billion transistors on a chip the size of a fingernail.
IBM’S NEW CHIP TECHNOLOGY SHOWS OFF THE NEXT BIG STEP IN MOORE’S LAWJASON DORRIERMAY 9, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
You will find patents emerging for new ways of hardening nails — fingernails, I mean, not the nails you pound into wood.
HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE ROBOT APOCALYPSE (EP. 461)STEPHEN J. DUBNERMAY 6, 2021FREAKONOMICS
Carey Mulligan traditionally plays smart and sweet, so it’s effectively jarring to see her grind all that sweetness down into various tones of rage, with one shade to match every color on her rainbow fingernails.
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN’S EXPLOSIVE ENDING AND BEST PICTURE CHANCES, EXPLAINEDEMILY VANDERWERFFAPRIL 16, 2021VOX
You’re always chewing your fingernails, hoping that your budget’s going to balance, hoping you can continue doing the work you need to do.
‘TRANSFORMATIONAL’: MACKENZIE SCOTT’S GIFTS TO HBCUS, OTHER COLLEGES SURPASS $800 MILLIONNICK ANDERSON, LAUREN LUMPKINDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO FINGERNAIL

  • barb
  • cant hook
  • clapperclaw
  • fang
  • fingernail
  • grapnel
  • grappler
  • hook
  • manus
  • nail claw
  • nipper
  • paw
  • pincer
  • spur
  • talon
  • tentacle
  • unguis
  • ungula
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.