Wednesday, March 29, 2006


More on Tooth and Nail

Thanks to E.J. Moncada, who writes anent my Tooth and Nail post:
V. Erasmus, Adagia I.iv.23: "Toto corpore, omnibus unguiculis," (With the whole body, with all one's nails) with citations like those in your blog for Cicero and Lucian.

In English, earlier than Ninian Winget example (1562), see Nicholas Udall, Terence Flowers, f.3.: "He doeth all thynges...with tothe and nayle, as moche as in him lyeth." (1533)

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