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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective baked until hard.

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  • adjective baked until hard

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Examples

  • The sun was a merciless yellow eye glaring down at a landscape of rock, hard-baked Earth, the hardiest of scrub brushes and the most stubborn of life-forms.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • The sun was a merciless yellow eye glaring down at a landscape of rock, hard-baked Earth, the hardiest of scrub brushes and the most stubborn of life-forms.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • In the summer the yard was hard-baked dirt, cracked into jigsaw patterns, and in the winter it was dark with mud and cold with frost.

    Blood Men

  • In the summer the yard was hard-baked dirt, cracked into jigsaw patterns, and in the winter it was dark with mud and cold with frost.

    Blood Men

  • Soon only patches of dried grass, cactus, Texas persimmon, and scruffy mesquite punctuate the vast sweep of hard-baked red dirt.

    One Big Table

  • Her hard-baked shoes were slippery, and her sodden knapsack seemed to weigh a ton.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Ella had heard on the radio that morning that rainfall amounts were barely measurable and that what little rain there had been had fallen so quickly that it ran off before it could soak into the hard-baked ground.

    Rainwater

  • The top screen shot, which led the on-line edition in the early afternoon, framed Obama's first political appointee, Rahm Emanuel (as well as Obama himself) as overly hard-baked, conniving and conspiratorial (even though their story yesterday emphasized how much Emanuel has smoothed out the rough edges over the years).

    Michael Shaw: Reading The Pictures: First Visual Swipe At Obama Administration

  • It seemed an unforgiving landscape, cactus and sage and hard-baked desert ground.

    The Triangle Conspiracy

  • It seemed an unforgiving landscape, cactus and sage and hard-baked desert ground.

    The Triangle Conspiracy

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