Hardener to Harlequinade
(Hard"en*er) n. One who, or that which, hardens; specif., one who tempers tools.
1. Making hard or harder.
2. That which hardens, as a material used for converting the surface of iron into steel.
(Har"der) n. (Zoöl.) A South African mullet, salted for food.
(Har*de"ri*an) a. (Anat.) A term applied to a lachrymal gland on the inner side of the orbit
of many animals which have a third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under
(Hard"-fa`vored) a. Hard-featured; ill-looking; as, Vulcan was hard-favored. Dryden.
(Hard"-fa`vored*ness), n. Coarseness of features.
(Hard"-fea`tured) a. Having coarse, unattractive or stern features. Smollett.
(Hard"fern`) n. (Bot.) A species of fern growing in Europe and Northwestern America.
1. Having hard or strong hands; as, a hard-fisted laborer.
2. Close-fisted; covetous; niggardly. Bp. Hall.
(Hard"-fought`) a. Vigorously contested; as, a hard-fought battle.
(Hard" grass`) (Bot.) A name given to several different grasses, especially to the Roltböllia
incurvata, and to the species of Ægilops, from one of which it is contended that wheat has been derived.
(Hard"hack`) n. (Bot.) A very astringent shrub (Spiræa tomentosa), common in pastures. The
Potentilla fruticosa is also called by this name.
(Hard"-hand`ed) a. Having hard hands, as a manual laborer.
Hard-handed men that work in Athens here.Shak.
1. Clash or collision of heads in contest. Dryden.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) The menhaden. See Menhaden. [Local, U. S.] (b) Block's gurnard (Trigla gurnardus)
of Europe. (c) A California salmon; the steelhead. (d) The gray whale. See Gray whale, under Gray.
(e) A coarse American commercial sponge
(Hard"-head`ed), a. Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd. Hard"-head`ed*ness,
(Hard"-heart`ed) a. Unsympathetic; inexorable; cruel; pitiless. Hard"-heart`ed*ness, n.
(Har"di*head) n. Hardihood. [Obs.]