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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hard-shell clam or hard-shell crab.
  • adj. Having a thick, heavy, or hardened shell.
  • adj. Uncompromising; confirmed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a rigid shell
  • adj. Refusing to compromise; confirmed or deep-rooted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unyielding; insensible to argument; uncompromising; strict.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, having a hard Shell.
  • Rigidly and narrowly orthodox; conservative; uncompromising.
  • n. A hard-shelled crab or clam.
  • n. See Hard, n., 5 .

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