Nail

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Nail

A unit of length equivalent to 2.25 inches.
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The missing horseshoe nail in this situation is the basic understanding of how these devices work together.
and goes on to warn how a great battle can be lost, "all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because sometimes a little neglect may breed great mischief; adding, for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for want of care about a horseshoe nail.