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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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The hard-boiled texts are credited with having introduced into the crime fiction genre the sort of realism that Chandler would later praise in his crisp -- if not hard-boiled -- assessment of Hammett, whom he credits with "[taking] murder out of the Venetian vase and [dropping] it into the alley" (14).
Back when Hammett and Chandler were inventing hard-boiled fiction, Catholic moral theology was still treating evil like it was the mystery in a British parlor puzzler, and the manuals and catechisms that taught us about sin dwelt almost exclusively on the motive, means, and circumstances of individual acts.
Thomas's argument, that breakthroughs in forensic science in the nineteenth century like "fingerprint technology, forensic profiling [and] crime photography" (4) turned the human body into a text that could be read and were then used by writers like Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allen Poe to transform the mysteries of the individual body into compelling representations of the body politic, is not a frivolous one; however, had I not had the benefit of reading Mechanic Accents and Hard-boiled, two excellent examples of scholarship based on broad bodies of evidence, I doubt I would have been as open to it.
In a nutshell: Contemporary teen crime drama written in an old-fashioned, hard-boiled style is too literary for its own good.
of the District of Columbia, examines the hard-boiled private detective character in popular fiction from its literary roots to present-day depictions.
Refrigerate hard-boiled eggs in the carton if they won't be colored immediately.
Using the work of Hemingway, Hammett, Himes, Faulkner and many lesser-known authors who wrote for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, Breu offers an account of how and why hard-boiled masculinity emerged during an unsettled time of increased urbanization and tenuous peace.
Finally, fold the fish through the rice mixture with the pieces of hard-boiled egg.
Several radio skit characters -- befuddled private eye Guy Noir, fed-up cowboys Dusty and Lefty -- are reimagined as real members of the Fitzgerald team: Kevin Kline's Noir is the anachronistically hard-boiled security guard who's prone to slapstick bumbling, and the trail hands (Woody Harrelson and John C.
25g/*tsp cayenne pepper; salt and freshly ground black pepper; 2 hard-boiled eggs; beaten egg and salt for glazing Method: Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas7.
In their experiment, they cooled hard-boiled eggs for 30 minutes in water incoulated with spores of Clostridium botulinum--strains that thrive at room temperature.
The Mocking Program' is a hard-boiled detective novel set in a believable science fiction world.