a common earless seal, Phoca vitulina, that is greyish-black with paler markings: found off the coasts of North America, N Europe, and NE Asia
[hahrd] /hɑrd/ adjective, harder, hardest. 1. not soft; solid and firm to the touch; unyielding to pressure and impenetrable or almost impenetrable. 2. firmly formed; tight: a hard knot. 3. difficult to do or accomplish; fatiguing; troublesome: a hard task. 4. difficult or troublesome with respect to an action, situation, person, etc.: hard to please; […]
- Hard act to follow
noun phrase Something or someone difficult to rival or beat: Dr Nick’s going to be a hard act to follow [1975+; from the notion of a performer coming next on a variety bill] Related Terms not touch someone or something with a ten-foot pole Also, tough act to follow. An outstanding performance or individual. For […]
[hahrd-n-fast, -fahst] /ˈhɑrd nˈfæst, -ˈfɑst/ adjective 1. strongly binding; not to be set aside or violated: hard-and-fast rules.
[hahr-dang-er] /hɑrˈdæŋ ər/ noun 1. embroidery openwork having elaborate symmetrical designs created by blocks of satin stitches within which threads of the embroidery fabric are removed.