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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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The Chicago metro area is considered to be in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5b (a small portion of the city is ranked Zone 6a).
d) slowly decline from maximal midwinter hardiness as local conditions become more favorable for bud burst and shoot growth after the final spring frost (de-acclimation).
Brachmia macroscopa, Overwintering, Supercooling point, Cold hardiness, Body water content.
Research has found a relationship between academic success and hardiness (Sheard & Golby, 2007), academic success and resiliency (Fentress & Collopy, 2011), and academic success and other personality factors (Wagerman & Funder, 2007).
Thus, a concern regarding both northern types and newer cultivars containing southern germplasm is whether early-fall pruning stimulates growth and decreases cold hardiness, making overwintering flower buds more susceptible to winter damage.
Objective: This study investigated the relationship of hardiness, optimism and professional life stress among house-job doctors serving in five public teaching hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan.
This study investigated the moderating role of hardiness in the relationship between psychological well-being (PWB) and career indecision in 131 never-employed Italian emerging adults.
In this study, the positive subjective experience of flow is examined in relation to the positive individual characteristics of hardiness and optimism in athletes.
For health care agencies to combat the nurse burnout phenomena, it is imperative nurses learn hardiness and effective coping strategies in health care settings.
The strain and botheration of cleaning up the mess would be a little lighter if this were the storm to knock the 1978 blizzard off its annoying and pretentious pedestal and return some modicum of dignity to the almost four generations of New Englanders who have had to grow up doubting their God-given hardiness.
Incline Village, NV, December 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Home and Garden America stated today that the PDF guide for its popular 50 Varieties Heirloom Seeds Pack will now include the USDA hardiness zone information for each of the seed varieties.
A heavy frost may slay it as its hardiness can vary so you're best to take cuttings through the growing season and grow on in a greenhouse over the winter.