describing a rope the lay of which is at a relatively great angle to its axis; short-laid.
- Hard labour
noun 1. (criminal law) (formerly) the penalty of compulsory physical labour imposed in addition to a sentence of imprisonment: abolished in England in 1948
noun 1. compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment, generally not exceeding ordinary labor in severity or amount.
noun 1. the mistflower.
- Hard yards
plural noun 1. a great deal of effort or hard work, esp in playing a sport: Dallaglio’s ability to make the hard yards and cross the gain line