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1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

[härd]
(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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Young's Market Company California Will Initiate A Statewide Roll Out Of Hard Luck Candy Flavored Vodka Beginning July 2012
An excerpt from Hard Luck Larry; “His wounds were nearly healed from the unfortunate beating he had suffered at the hands of an old blind man with his white cane in the bus station waiting room last month.
We've created a strong and loyal fan base for Hard Luck Candy Vodka since we started the brand just three years ago," said Chris George, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Luck Candy Vodka.
The book starts off slow and with an all too familiar hard luck story, but in Jones's sad tale of woe, instead of daddy leaving, it was his mother who abandoned young Quincy and his siblings.
The original included the line: 'Every good man gets a little hard luck sometimes.
Taking top honors, a Double Gold Medal, in the "Soda Pop/Candy" category was Michigan-based Hard Luck Candy Vodka Root Beer Barrel.
I have no problem with genuine claimants but these people should be stripped of all benefits and if they end up starving on the street, hard luck.
But if your wheelie bin's handles are not facing the road, hard luck they won't empty your bin.
Hard luck if you're over 14, because this opportunity is for youngsters only.
MIDDLESBROUGH skipper Gareth Southgate is fed up with hard luck stories and won't settle for anything other than victory when Spurs come calling today.
The manager blamed a combination of hard luck and a momentary lack of concentration for his side's 100% home record coming to an end.
If Sawyer's intervention could be considered hard luck on Exeter, the home fans will not have forgotten that their side had been saved by the woodwork only seconds earlier, when Neil Gregory headed against the frame of the goal.