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hardy

1
(of plants) able to live out of doors throughout the winter

hardy

2
any blacksmith's tool made with a square shank so that it can be lodged in a square hole in an anvil

Hardy

1. Thomas. 1840--1928, British novelist and poet. Most of his novels are set in his native Dorset (part of his fictional Wessex) and include Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895), after which his work consisted chiefly of verse
2. Sir Thomas Masterman. 1769--1839, British naval officer, flag captain under Nelson (1799--1805): 1st Sea Lord (1830)