- He's a nailer at arguing. - "Misalliance", George Bernard Shaw.
- All the morning Jack had paddled bow, and worked like a nailer, so the other two lifted the canoe to their shoulders, scrambling up the steep, rocky shores, and leaving Jack to bear the lighter burdens of blankets, tin kettles and one gold- sack. - "The Shagganappi", E. Pauline Johnson.
- The fellow's asking forty- five pounds for her, he said to Miss Sally; she's a nailer to gallop. - "Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross.