To dream of having nails longer than usual, foretells profit; but to have them short, denotes the reverse, loss, misfortune and contumely.
To dream of cutting the ends of the nails, or of the fingers designates loss, dishonor, and quarrels with friends or relatives.
To dream of having the nails torn from the fingers forewarns the dreamer that all sorts of miseries and afflictions menace him, and that he stands in danger of being seriously wounded.
The hands have been named by wise men the servants of reason, the instrument of instruments, the symbol of human faith the mechanics of the brain.
Should one dream of having the hands more beautiful and stronger than they are naturally, it applies to some business matter, which will terminate happily, and thereby be the cause of honor and of profit. The same dream foretells that an employer will be honored and respected by his subordinates, who will serve him with fidelity and alacrity.