from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. paved; -- of roads. Opposite of unpaved.


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  • Durable, hard-surfaced walls and ceiling are also essential for good acoustical reflections.

    Rip up those carpets!

  • It would be a hard-surfaced square similar to Portland's Pioneer Square or Seattle's Pike Place Market, designed to accommodate markets, festivals and performances.

    The emerging Southwest: Transformation underway

  • To leave was to chance the unknown once more—that hollow, hard-surfaced place that did not want her, or her child.

    The Dressmaker

  • On its face, the mission for the Ospreys was routine: fly from one hard-surfaced runway to another, then back; no dusty landing zone to set down in, no heaving ship deck to land on in the dark.

    The Dream Machine

  • Sit in a chair in a room with a hard-surfaced floor linoleum, hardwood, or tile.


  • An electric broom also comes in handy in vacuuming tile and other hard-surfaced floors.

    Central Vacuum Systems

  • With Deanna in the lead, the away team stepped from the field onto the hard-surfaced road.

    The Battle of Betazed

  • They could not subsist for long in deep snow and preferred the hard-surfaced, windy plains.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Maximum speed should be 50 km/h on hard-surfaced roads and

    5.1 Components of a Logistics System

  • White heaps of cumulus pose out at sea, hard-surfaced, cherub-blown-palm leaves stir, all down the esplanade.

    Gravity's Rainbow


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