How to use Finger-nail in a sentence

  • The hardness is 2 -3; smooth cleavage surfaces can be just scratched with the finger-nail.

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  • They manufactured rough pottery, mostly without decorations, or ornamented by means of the finger-nail.

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  • Among objects used are a pool of ink in the hand (Egypt), the liver of an animal (tribes of the North-West Indian frontier), a hole filled with water (Polynesia), quartz crystals (the Apaches and the Euahlayi tribe of New South Wales), a smooth slab of polished black stone (the Huille-che of South America), water in a vessel (Zulus and Siberians), a crystal (the Incas), a mirror (classical Greece and the middle ages), the finger-nail, a swordblade, a ring-stone, a glass of sherry, in fact almost anything.

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