Definitions

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  • adj. forceful, excessive, draconian, or abusive

Etymologies

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From the firmness of a strike of man's hand

Examples

  • In Boston in 18io the manual labour work on; the street, the digging of canals, and all the hardhanded physical labour was done by native Puritans of as good stock as anybody else.

    Problems of Population

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