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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)
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They are evergreen perennials, some hardier than others - the hardiest seem to be those with smaller flowers and more slender leaves.
Bethany finally learns self-acceptance in the metaphor of being in the rain shadow of a mountain where little grows except for the hardiest of shrubs.
In the recent frosty weather I doubt even the hardiest of spectators would have endured the bitter cold under any kind of shelter.
Begin by pruning the oldest, hardiest plants first.
NOW is the time to sow the hardiest pea varieties such as 'Douce Provence' and 'Feltham First' for a very early crop next spring.
Pour yourself a cool drink, position a couple of fans to blow pleasant zephyrs across your perspiring brow and prepare to salute some of the hardiest men and women on earth - the fans attending the World Matchplay darts at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.
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Washington, Feb 19 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that garlic contains a substance that is particularly effective in encounters with even the hardiest bacterial strains.
The hardiest of those blobs carve out ring-shaped pathways in the star litter and, astronomers think, form planets.
While not totally indestructible, they are one of the hardiest toys on the market, and one that deserves a prominent spot in every dog's toybox.