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noun 1. an etching ground applied to the surface of a plate held over a small flame and spread by a dabber or brayer. Compare (def 1).
[hahrd-hak] /ˈhɑrdˌhæk/ noun 1. a woolly-leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose-colored flowers. 2. . /ˈhɑːdˌhæk/ noun 1. a woody North American rosaceous plant, Spiraea tomentosa, with downy leaves and tapering clusters of small pink or white flowers Also called steeplebush
[hahrd-han-did] /ˈhɑrdˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. oppressive or tyrannical; stern or cruel. 2. having hands hardened by toil.