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hard·ness

(hard'nes),
1. The degree of firmness of a solid, as determined by its resistance to deformation, scratching, or abrasion.
See also: hardness scale, number.
2. The relative penetrating power of a beam of x-rays, used both within the diagnostic range of energy and in radiation therapy; expressed in terms of half-value layer.

hard·ness

(hahrdnĕs)
1. The degree of firmness of a solid, as determined by its resistance to deformation, scratching, or abrasion.
2. The relative penetrating power of a beam of x-rays.

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Q. i cant stop getting a hard on erection stiffy embarrassing crease in trousers

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Q. anyone knows how to stop hard skin on the feet from becoming cracked??? during summer my feet got lots of hard skin and in the heel area the skin actually got cracked kinda deep. it hurts now and the cracks are starting to get infected I guess... do u guys know how to solve this?? I know there are some creams for that but I thought maybe now it's too late for that and I need something stronger?

A. There are good creams for moisterizing the skin of your feet on a daily basis, however now that you feel they might be infected you should see a dermatologist for some better treatment.

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The Mohs Hardness Scale goes from 1 for the softest minerals to 10 for the hardest.
2) The Mohs hardness scale goes from 1, for the softest minerals, to 10, for the hardest.
The Mohs hardness scale ranks rocks based on how easy or hard they are to scratch.
For what applications do you think measures of actual hardness would be more useful than the Mohs hardness scale?
Mohs hardness is 5 1/2, the observed density is 3.02(2) g/[cm.sup.3] and the calculated density is 3.01 g/[cm.sup.3].
Mohs hardness is 5 1/2, the observed density is 3.02(2) g/[cm.sup.3] (measured by suspension in methylene iodide) and the calculated density is 3.01 g/[cm.sup.3].
Talc also has the lowest Mohs hardness on the mineral hardness scale and is therefore relatively non-abrasive.
A rock with a rank of 9 on the Mohs hardness scale is --.