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.
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- 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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Sis Belle was what was called a hard-shell Baptist, loyal to the death and disdainful of rivals.
Many of the people who are in the forefront of the effort to promote marriage equality are members of the clergy in a lot of religious denominations ranging from mainstream Protestant to hard-shell Roman Catholic.
We talk about Tex-Mex food but the more I think about it, it is actually Cal-Mex cuisine, from crumbly hard-shell tacos to velvety-rich guacamole to the eye-opening margarita, that has shaped our preferences for south-of-the-border fare.
Video demonstration guru KipKay details how to make backyard lanterns from hard-shell gourds.
Addressing the recent survey made among professional racers, UCI technical advisor Jean Wauthier reminded the people at the January 7 meeting about what riders thought before hard-shell helmets were made mandatory a decade ago.
Nikki Heat (instead of Kate Beckett) is the attractive, hard-shell cop he works with.
He visits a Taco Bell about once a month, ordering steak burritos and hard-shell ground-beef tacos.
They can be had for less than $100, including a few molded, hard-shell plastic models.
A hard-shell suitcase coming from a country where nearly everyone carries soft-sided luggage.
I certainly took note of the wins Tuesday night by Nikki Haley and Tim Scott in South Carolina - she of Shikh descent, he an African American, both hard-shell conservatives.