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hard

adjective Indurated; firm.
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It is wonderful what an insight into domestic economy being really hard up gives one.
It is not the actual discomforts themselves that are hard to bear.
Rose despised this taste at first, but soon got interested in Livingstone's adventures, Hobson's stirring life in India, and the brave trials and triumphs of Watt and Arkwright, Fulton, and "Palissy, the Potter." The true, strong books helped the dreamy girl; her faithful service and sweet patience touched and won the boy; and long afterward both learned to see how useful those seemingly hard and weary hours had been to them.
"You must, or I'll pull off this shade and stare at the sun as hard as ever I can stare.
`I was sure glad,' Otto concluded, `that he didn't take his hard feeling out on that poor woman; but he had a sullen eye for me, all right!
In the very heat of the day the mowing did not seem such hard work to him.
In the fall one walks in the orchards and the ground is hard with frost under- foot.
She was a hard one, if ever there was a hard one yet.
Tell me, Pawnee, have you ever in your traditions heard of a mighty people who once lived on the shores of the Salt-lake, hard by the rising sun?"