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adjective Indurated; firm.
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Workers' comp insurers cannot exclude terrorism from their policies, and the loss of TRIA's federal reinsurance backup would leave carriers exposed and employers in high-risk areas hard put to find affordable coverage.
If Labour win the election and if Mr Blair wants to turf Brown out of the Treasury, then he will be hard put to it to find anyone who could adequately follow such a class act as this.
We would be hard put to find any town where the incidence of lead contamination is so low that households don't need to get their water tested.
Whatever, you'd be hard put not to want to hurl yourself into the throng when Clownfoot or the glam goes psychobilly Day In The City crank up.
The reader is hard put to doubt conclusions based on detailed encounters with victims, magistrates, and offenders in the context of crime patterns, life-cycle change of offenders, trials, verdicts, sentencing and the impact of gender and age, pardoning, and the rituals of punishment.
After their final departure in 1955, one would be hard put to find much evidence of their having been in the Saudi Kingdom at all, but it remains a remarkably unexpected story that Paul L.
Even though rural residents are hard put to purchase household durable goods, a wider range of food and beverage products are coming within their economic reach.
Margins could be even slimmer in Tibet where there is a shortage of raw materials and the average consumer would be hard put to spend US$2.
Racey, chose style in this number recalls the lightly humorous approach of Ray Bolger, is hard put to answer a question about whether he sees himself as a dancer who can tap or a tapper with other talents.
We would be hard put to name the bylined reporters who covered those events, but we'll never forget George Fisher's legacy of cartoons that probably did as much as anything to influence the opinions of politicians and citizens alike.
The cutouts Faust has been making are far more elaborate and minutely detailed than any your kids are likely to try, but if that were the only difference one would be hard put to think of Faust as anything more than a hobbyist.
But even those who find charm in Lelouch's superficial, scattered takes on life, love and fate will be hard put to sit through ``And Now Ladies & Gentlemen,'' as unstructured, tone deaf and tedious a romantic epic as any ever filmed.