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  • n. A candy prepared from one or more syrups boiled to a temperature of 160 °C (320 °F), thereafter becoming stiff and brittle at room temperature.

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  • n. candy that is brittle


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  • Ever the good host, Joseph Hayhurst passed around hard candy as the crew boss explained the knife in the ribs.


  • Instead, I was a mile away, in my pajamas, Mrs. Zak sucking so loudly on her diabetic hard candy that she was drowning out John Boy’s admissions interview at Boatwright College.

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