from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hard and non-flexible: said of the wire teeth of card-clothing when they become worn and stumpy.
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The cloth, should be open in texture, as coarse cotton or heavy cheese cloth, not "boardy" and air-tight.
Usually some lame, card-boardy thing like ‘understanding’, way too cerebral.
It is difficult for us with our academical and somewhat school-boardy minds to enter into all this, and to understand the sense of (unconscious or sub-conscious) identification with the world around which characterized the primitive man -- or to look upon Nature with his eyes.
But what words can describe the agony of squeezing my feet into boots, after nearly a year of moccasins, or discarding my turban for a great boardy hat, which seemed to crush my temples?
"Tea-boardy" pictures do not make us laugh, we only attribute them to unskilful artists, of whom unfortunately there are too many.
The Extra Stiff Jumps to 68 Grams, and sports a low --- but not boardy -- 3. 2* of torque.
Yeah, he's a little card-boardy like his brother, but for all the Fel family's stiffness, there's something cool about them, particularly Chak.
He cpntinued a member of the adtniralty-boardy during four commiflions, till the • month of March 1795; and, at the general eledion in
Biographia navalis; or, Impartial memoirs of the lives and characters of officers of the navy of Great Britain, from the year 1660 to the present time; drawn from the most authentic sources, and disposed in a chronological arrangement
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