Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the outside hardened, as iron tools, etc.
- Figuratively, not sensitive; having no sense of shame; indifferent to reproof or dishonor.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of caseharden.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the surface hardened, as iron tools.
- adj. Hardened against, or insusceptible to, good influences; rendered callous by persistence in wrongdoing or resistance of good influences; -- said of persons.
- adj. used of persons; emotionally hardened
“Of the lot the upper end gun is the Woodcock, color casehardened, single selective trigger, ejectors on the 12 & 20, screw in choketubes.”
“Featuring polypropylene felt soles tapped to accept Chota's casehardened steel cleats, each pair of shoes comes with 28 cleats, which are easily installed or removed-depending on wading conditions-with a 1/4 inch nut driver.”
“An endeavor was next made to substitute a tougher metal for casehardened iron, and steel was naturally thought of.”
“Up to the present, casehardened iron (Gruson) has appeared to best satisfy the contradictory conditions of the problem.”
“The Krupp works have recommended and constructed a cupola of casehardened iron, while the Saint Chamond works have offered a turret of rolled iron.”
“Pack the pieces to be casehardened in the iron box so as not to touch each other or the box.”
“Many of the parts are of cast iron, rendered malleable by annealing, and finally casehardened.”
“Others, again, whose interiors have been casehardened by Old Neptune, patrol the deck, and, if the passengers are numerous, congratulate each other in the most heartless manner by the observation, "There'll be plenty of room in the saloon, if this jolly breeze continues!”
“He not only suffered painfully from his bruises but had to meet the irate looks and casehardened bearing of his parents.”
“At the first, when the insidious disease began to creep on apace, and to evince its deadly virulence, all was dismay and anxiety -- downright, slavish, unmanly fear, even amongst casehardened veterans, who had weathered the whole Peninsular war, and finished off with Waterloo.”
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