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hard

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.
References in classic literature ?
Once more I dashed my hardest angle against him, at the same time alarming the whole household by my cries for aid.
She could not do enough to prove her gratitude for former favors, and went toiling and moiling about, feeling that the hardest, most disagreeable tasks were her especial duty.
But you must guess the hardest part: for the letter ended as it began, with sudden talk of his inner life, and tentative inquiry after mine.
I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure, if I had been you, I should have tried long ago to do something or other about it.
MIDDLESBROUGH has been singled out as one of the places that could be hardest hit by Brexit.
CINCINNATI -- Earlier this year, Old Spice launched its new line of men's personal care--the Hardest Working Collection--which features antiperspirant/deodorants and a body wash.
The name of the federal program that is funding Home Rescue, which is a resurrection of a similar, earlier program, is a stark reference to this: The money comes from the Treasury Department's Hardest Hit Fund.
COUNTRY star Garth Brooks has told of his disappointment over his cancelled Croke Park gigs, calling it one of the hardest days in music for him.
NYC will be the first city this year to receive the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award which honors cities fueling community growth and innovation.
KEN Stott revealed his hardest ever role - running on to the Easter Road pitch as a Hibs fan.
24, the company's "Hard Working Hands" sampling mobile tour will visit several of the top voted hardest working cities including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
Summary: The Greeks are among the hardest workers in the world.