hard-boil

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hard-boil

(härd′boil′)
tr.v. hard-boiled, hard-boil·ing, hard-boils
To boil (an egg) in the shell to a solid consistency.

[Back-formation from hard-boiled.]
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A lunch basket stood beside her, and she held a dainty sandwich in one hand and a hard-boiled egg in the other, eating with an evident appetite that aroused Tip's sympathy.
"And do you remember how we rolled hard-boiled eggs in the ballroom, and suddenly two old women began spinning round on the carpet?
She spread an amazing array of ham and chicken sandwiches, crab salad, hard-boiled eggs, pickled pigs' feet, ripe olives and dill pickles, Swiss cheese, salted almonds, oranges and bananas, and several pint bottles of beer.