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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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Motherwell: "The very name strikes fear into the hardiest of people.
But to make it to the track each day tests the stamina and pocket of the hardiest.
The hardiest of 14 surviving Munchkins from around the country, they are the last living links to a beloved movie whose big stars are all dead.
I can understand why,as meeting a biker hurtling down mountain would be a daunting experience for the hardiest climber.
The swimmers gasped as they hit the icy waters and even the hardiest lasted only five minutes.
Swimmers gasped in the icy water but the hardiest lasted five minutes.
Even the hardiest souls have given up in the face of municipal government indifference.
There are also many named hybrids: `Baby Doll,' free-flowering with elegant, drooping blooms; `Ballawley,' with red leaves in winter followed by rose-pink flowers, but not the hardiest variety; `Silberlicht,' with white flowers and pink-tinged leaves; `Sunningdale,' a free-flowering mauve variety; andBergenia x schmidtii, which has large, pink flower-heads, the earliest to bloom.
During normal conception, only the hardiest sperm manage to the travel to the egg, break through its membrane and fertilise it.
Tricky camera angles and epilectic editing will induce headaches in all but the hardiest viewer.
Plus, you can ice and slice a pan of bar cookies in about the time it would take to decorate one Santa sugar cookie - and bars and squares are among the hardiest travelers.
Of the three species, Galtonia candicans, holder of the Royal Horticultural Society award of garden merit, is the hardiest and the best for growing in Britain.