hangnail

英 ['hæŋneɪl] 美 ['hæŋ,nel]
  • n. 手指头的倒拉刺(指甲旁的逆刺皮)
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hangnail 指甲根部的倒刺

hang,悬挂,nail,指甲。比喻用法。

hangnail (n.)
also hang-nail, 1670s, probably folk etymology alteration (as if from hang (v.) + (finger) nail) of Middle English agnail, angnail, from Old English agnail, angnail "a corn on the foot," perhaps literally a "painful spike" (in the flesh), from Proto-Germanic *ang- "compressed, hard, painful" (from PIE *angh- "tight, painfully constricted, painful;" see anger) + Old English nægl "spike" (see nail (n.)). Compare Old English angnes "anxiety, trouble, pain, fear," angset "eruption, pustule."
1. I have a hangnail, and my heart is - what?
我指甲旁有个肉刺, 我的心 - 什麽?

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2. It's an environment that is and highly exacting: every hangnail a sin, every eye - bag a crime.
环境就是这样的严格: 每个手指倒刺都是过失, 每个眼袋都是罪恶.

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