case-hardened


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Adj.1.case-hardened - used of persons; emotionally hardened; "faced a case-hardened judge"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";
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case-hardened

[ˈkeɪsˌhɑːdnd] ADJ (Tech) → cementado (fig) [person] → insensible, poco compasivo

case-hardened

[ˈkeɪsˈhɑːdnd] adj (Tech) → cementato/a (fig) → indurito/a dall'esperienza
References in classic literature ?
Otto was already one of those drifting, case-hardened labourers who never marry or have children of their own.
I have been so much buffeted about in war and by sea that I am case-hardened, and this too may go with the rest.
You can tell at a glance the difference between the old hand and the novice; between the case-hardened man who has been used to shift and struggle for years and the poor devil of a beginner striving to hide his misery, and in a constant agony of fear lest he should be found out.
Not only was he gambling as he had never gambled before, but he was gambling at the biggest table in the world and for stakes so large that even the case-hardened habitues of that table were compelled to sit up.
I'll be case-hardened by that time," was his reply.
Since you are not yet case-hardened, tell me what you think right now about the general editorial policy.
I ought to be more case-hardened after my Afghan experiences.
Luckily the boy was case-hardened, and would have smoked a small lime-kiln if anybody had treated him with it.
Even relics of an earlier age like me have got case-hardened, and can listen to quite a lot of effing and blinding without turning a hair.
Even case-hardened officers admit they were shocked by the incident.
CBN inserts (CB7015) were developed to provide high-quality surfaces in finish turning of case-hardened steels.
Q I am thinking of having a Winchester Model 1873 restored and this will include color-casehardening the receiver I have heard a lot of stories about receivers warping when color case-hardened Is this a problem?