(loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology)
Severe; dour and pugnacious; tough: the old hard-rock guy who would line up all the cocaine users and shoot them
[1923+; probably fr the difficulty of hard-rock mining as distinct fr other kinds; influenced by rock-hard]
noun 1. rubber vulcanized with a large amount of sulfur, usually 25–35 percent, to render it stiff and comparatively inflexible. noun 1. a hard fairly inelastic material made by vulcanizing natural rubber See vulcanite
[hahrdz] /hɑrdz/ plural noun 1. the refuse or coarser parts of flax or hemp, separated in hackling. [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 […]
noun 1. a mixture of butter and confectioners’ sugar, often with flavoring and cream. noun 1. another name for brandy butter
[hahrd-skeyp] /ˈhɑrdˌskeɪp/ noun 1. the manmade part of the grounds surrounding a building, as paved areas or statues.