Word usage examples
The clashing hobnails and rattling equipment of running soldiers echoed because there was none of the usual city noise to blur and dampen it.
His hobnails and the thick leather sole of his boot took the stroke that would otherwise have severed his leg.
The molding there was very slight, but the marble lip gave his hobnails purchase.
Men shouted in cadence, then stepped off with a clash of hobnails on cobblestones.
Even steel hobnails melted under the hellish stuff, which climbed like poisonous tentacles.
This was where craftsmen and hobbyists could distribute unusual wares from distant lands.
Instead, they shared a plausible cover: they were a social club, interested in the history of certain games of chance, little different from other hobbyists around Trantor.
Hobbyists print off weird new processor architectures on their home inkjets.
All the other thetes, coarcted into the tacky little claves belonging to their synthetic phyles, turning up their own mediatrons to drown out the Senderos, setting off firecrackers or guns he could never tell them apart and a few internal-combustion hobbyists starting up their primitive full-lane vehicles, the louder the better.
Also, any event like this one attracted all sorts of conspiracy theories and minority reports, offered by whistle-blower clubs, accountability hobbyists, solitary paranoiacs, autonomous whatif agents or wandering yesbut avatars.