hard surface

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Verb1.hard surface - cover with asphalt or a similar surface; "hard-surface roads"
pave - cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic; "pave the roads in the village"
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Only could be heard the sharp, jarring grate of the steel runners over the hard surface and the creak of the straining sled.
He only cried bitterly all day; and, when the long, dismal night came on, spread his little hands before his eyes to shut out the darkness, and crouching in the corner, tried to sleep: ever and anon waking with a start and tremble, and drawing himself closer and closer to the wall, as if to feel even its cold hard surface were a protection in the gloom and loneliness which surrounded him.
No hard surface collided with the tender little nose he thrust out tentatively before him.
He had ascended but two or three rungs when his head came suddenly and painfully in contact with a hard surface above him.
Lives frozen by age, so far as the present is concerned, to a hard surface, which neither reflects nor yields, at this season become soft and fluid, reflecting the shapes and colors of the present, as well as the shapes and colors of the past.
This results in cracking of the base metal and transfer of the cracks into the hard surface material, setting up areas for weld failure.
In the absence of a singularity, these theoretical objects would have a hard surface, and objects that get pulled to it would hit the surface and be destroyed.
So material being pulled closer -- a star, for instance -- would not actually fall into a black hole, but hit this hard surface and be destroyed.
9,410,111 B2; SC Johnson & Son, Racine, WI, has been awarded a patent for a composition to be used on a hard surface.
Michelin North America announced that its new BibLoad Hard Surface radial tires are on sale at tire dealers throughout North America.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 13, 2014-Air Products reports launch of Tomakleen G-12 additive in aid of hard surface cleaning
Landing on hard surface has been recognized as a risk factor for landing injuries (Hong et al.