hard-handed


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hard-hand·ed

(härd′hăn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Having hands calloused or hardened by work.
2. Oppressive; tyrannical.

hard′-hand′ed

or hard′hand′ed,



adj.
1. oppressive; cruel.
2. having hands hardened by toil.
[1580–90]
hard′-hand′ed•ness, n.
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hard-handed

adjective
Physically toughened so as to have great endurance:
References in classic literature ?
At the head of the table, in our great chair, sat Sir William Phips himself, treating these hard-handed men as his brethren, cracking jokes with them, and talking familiarly about old times.
And upon coming to the north, I expected to meet with a rough, hard-handed, and uncultivated population, living in the most Spartan- like simplicity, knowing nothing of the ease, luxury, pomp, and grandeur of southern slaveholders.
On the surface of things, the counterrevolution, the war in Syria, and the hard-handed policies of secret police and law enforcement have stifled appetite for protest in many Arab countries.
It was of course the ongoing violence perpetrated by individual Palestinians against Israelis and the hard-handed response by Israeli security forces.
Following an opening stand of 131, Kent lost Latham (53) and top-scorer Bell-Drummond (84) in quick succession, both with hard-handed, leadenfooted, back-foot pokes that resulted in catches behind the wicket.
Both will have been disappointed by hard-handed, leadenfooted, back-foot pokes that resulted in catches behind the wicket.
Both will have been disappointed by hard-handed, leaden-footed, back-foot pokes that resulted in catches behind the wicket.
The government's response has always been hard-handed crackdown, which has only pushed more and more sympathizers into Boko Haram's camp.
Public anger has mounted against the hard-handed police force in the run-up to a May 7 general election as Africa's largest economy faces a wave of protests over wages and shoddy public services.
And the hard-handed approach won't stop Yours Truly from publishing politically incorrect jokes.
Philostrate: Hard-handed men, that work in Athens here,
Adam Johnson, who left City to join Sunderland last summer, had publicly castigated the champions for their hard-handed attitude towards some players and (http://www.