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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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One of them added that it was hard lines that there wasn't any gentleman `such like as like yourself, squire', to show some sort of appreciation of their efforts in a liquid form.
Today we mean to communicate to the Princetown people where they should look for their missing man, but it is hard lines that we have not actually had the triumph of bringing him back as our own prisoner.
One, a tall, wiry, muscular old man, from the west; sunburnt and swarthy; with a brown white hat on his knees, and a giant umbrella resting between his legs; who sat bolt upright in his chair, frowning steadily at the carpet, and twitching the hard lines about his mouth, as if he had made up his mind 'to fix' the President on what he had to say, and wouldn't bate him a grain.
As the girl grasped the significance of his words she paled, but her lips set in a hard line and her eyes shone with a sudden fire of determination as she dropped the plane to within a few feet of the ground and at the opposite end of the meadow from the blacks and then at full speed bore down upon the savages.
And as Joan de Tany watched she saw the smile suddenly freeze to a cold, hard line, and the eyes of the man narrow to mere slits, and her woman's intuition read the death warrant of the King's officer ere the sword of the outlaw buried itself in his heart.
Hard Lines, found at Cardiff market, is offering the beverage which is made with powdered beetroot and agave syrup.
details enclosed) including modifications in the existing hard lines at Pseudo Dynamic Testing facility, Structural Engineering Lab, IIT Kanpur for connecting existing Hydraulic Power Units (Make: MTS; Models: 515.
as senior vice president of merchandising for hard lines.
The report found a corresponding space reduction in nonconsumables, with hard lines taking the biggest hit.
The action matches the game's presentation, with Hard Lines packing in six gameplay variants to keep the player occupied: Survial, Dead Line, Time Attack, Pinata, Gauntlet and Snake.
Terry Griffith, divisional vice president of hard lines and a 35-year Meijer veteran, has been named divisional vice president of merchandising.
In 51 Ways of Looking, one seemingly unfinished portrait is accompanied by two pictures drawn in pencil, one soft, the other with hard lines.