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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adj. - Having a firm outer coating.

Usage examples (31)
  • I can see a resurgence in sales of hard-shell luggage.
  • Desai gathered her papers into a slim hard-shell case.
  • He even endorsed a line of hard-shell instrument cases.
  • The hard-shell seats are brutal, but they'll be replaced. for more
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  • The "hard-shell" (rigid, dogmatic, particularly in religious beliefs) preacher enjoyed eating "hard-shell" (a type of fish with a stiff outer covering such as an oyster or crab) oysters after church.
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