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  • adj. Alternative spelling of case hardened.


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  • Not only was he gambling as he had never gambled before, but he was gambling at the biggest table in the world and for stakes so large that even the case-hardened habitues of that table were compelled to sit up.

    Chapter III

  • The young fellow's innicence of the world had been startling to the case-hardened manager, but he had found him nobody's fool/Virgin though his mind was, untouched by all save a narrow mountain experience, nevertheless he had proved possession of a natural keeness and shrewdness far beyond the average.

    Chapter II

  • He was a case-hardened veteran who had commanded posts as far-flung as Beaubassin in Acadia, Fort Assumption at present Memphis, and Fort La Jonquière 350 miles northwest of present Winnipeg, along with several Indian campaigns.

    George Washington’s First War

  • ` I'll be case-hardened by that time, 'was his reply.

    Chapter 4: Slaves of the Machine

  • ` Since you are not yet case-hardened, tell me what you think right now about the general editorial policy. '

    Chapter 4: Slaves of the Machine

  • Dawson rejoiced when he headed down the Yukon, and wished him godspeed to the ultimate destination of the case-hardened sinner.


  • The trouble was that in this Arcadian phase of my history, I, who had come through, case-hardened, from the other side of life, was timid and bashful.

    Chapter 18

  • It was an old wood-stocked, case-hardened, and very trim version.

    Why .410 Shotguns Are Better for Experts than for Kids

  • This small compact nuclear-energy Iridium cell is located approximately where a human's heart would be and is shielded in a case-hardened subassembly inside the triple armored hyperalloy torso. [citation needed]

    Roland Kickinger Filling in for Schwarzenegger in Terminator Salvation «

  • It seemed to be constructed from thick case-hardened steel or some other alloy.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile


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