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noun as in claw

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Another uses lasers to imprint circuits just 12 nanometers wide—about the length your fingernail grows in 12 seconds.

From Time

Those are races that could be decided by the length of a fingernail.

Often no larger than a fingernail, microchips are exquisite feats of engineering that pack tens of millions of components to optimize computations.

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.

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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.

They found a shirt button on the floor and a broken fingernail on the floor.

A place where unexplained delays are a matter of course, and where public fingernail clipping is considered only a minor sin.

We could find Waldo anywhere while tripping—like beneath a fingernail or inside our eyelid.

He took one up, eased a stray safety match from his vest pocket, flicked it with his fingernail, and lit up.

Frey reached in his pocket and pulled out a safety match and flicked it with his fingernail.

He yanked off the cover, losing most of a fingernail in the process, and removed the fuse.

Her dainty pointed fingernail, varnished blue, stabbed at points of light.

"Let's see now," he said, and ran a highly polished fingernail down a long column of names.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fingernail, such as: paw, tentacle, barb, clapperclaw, fang, and grapnel.

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