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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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Frankie Dettori scored first on Cup Final day when booting home Hard Lines in the opener at Newbury.
TONY DOBBIN not only lost his appeal at Portman Square against his ten-day ban imposed at Kelso last Saturday, but he also missed two winners, as he would have partnered both Tribal Run, who took the maiden chase, and Hard Lines, who landed the two-mile novices' handicap chase, writes Colin Russell.
In one of TWST's hallmark roundtable discussions, a distinguished panel of analysts reviews at great length the performance of the RETAIL / HARD LINES industry, and examines the factors that determine the success of companies within the sector.
As a senior vice president/general merchandise manager, Ramsdell will be responsible for the merchandising functions of the newly integrated hard lines and home divisions of the company and will guide the efforts of the company's four merchandise managers in the hard lines and home divisions.
The impact of the Sunrise Initiative and GLN is enormous for CPGs, hard lines and apparel," said Mike Campbell, president & CEO of Demand Management, Inc.
Covitz, senior vice president/GMM, hard lines -- from vice president/GMM, hard lines;Paul C.