from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Variant of hard-shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hard-shell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of animals or plants that have a hard shell
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After hauling the hard-shelled tube that contained the tent down from a shelf, I wiped cobwebs and years of dust from its surface.
The movie follows a boy, growing up in the 1950s, whose life is alternately shaped by his earthy mother (Jessica Chastain) and his hard-shelled father (Mr. Pitt).
Imagine trying to catch and subdue a hard-shelled, pincher-armed crayfish with just your mouth.
Using as tiny climate sensors the miniscule bodies of hard-shelled protozoa deposited on the sea floor over millennia, an international research team has made a startling discovery off the coast of Greenland.
Using as tiny climate sensors the miniscule bodies of hard-shelled protozoa deposited on the sea floor over millennia, an international research team has made a...
To be sure, the gospel of "Godspell" is social—we do not see Jesus resurrected—but only the most hard-shelled of fundamentalists will bristle at the show's festive treatment of religion, and the second act portrays the Last Supper and crucifixion with a delicacy that approaches the poetic.
For me, it's a hard-shelled taco with cheese from Tito's Tacos in Culver City that I crave when I've been away.
We saw crocodiles; a family of spider monkeys swinging from a tree by their tails; keel-billed toucans; a tarantula, the size of a man's fist; a hard-shelled horned beetle, almost as big as the tarantula; and brown-speckled bats blending right into the tree bark from which they hung.
The productive Paleozoic era gave rise to hard-shelled organisms, vertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles.
The company was an information lobster, hard-shelled on the outside but soft and accessible on the inside.