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1. A shrewd, tough person.
2. A stubborn, unmovable person.
3. pl. hardhead or hard·heads Any of several fishes having a bony head, especially the Atlantic croaker.


someone tough, realistic, or shrewd, and not moved by sentimentsomeone stubborn or obstinate



1. a shrewd, practical person.
2. a blockhead.
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Scientific diet studies demonstrate that cobia will prey on variety of marine life, including crabs, eels, pinfish and even hardhead catfish.
Toter's HardHead is half the weight of similar-sized metal job boxes, but with a load rating of 400 pounds, it is no lightweight when hauling your most important gear.
"After that, we added it to the Larew line," Toalson says, "and called it the HardHead Jig, after Tommy, who can be that way, at times!
While all commentators are enthusiastic about the growth of this medium and its potential effect on reviewing, none is as invested as HardHead, who begins his or her post writing, "Dear God, please let this be the case.
Salmon-trout, salmon, trout, and silver trout were widespread in the literature, but so were others, including sundowner, half-pounder, summer salmon, silverside, and hardhead (Hedderly 1910: Santa Barbara News-Press 1952; McGuane 1999).
825.0 Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus 20.1 King mackerel Scomberomorus cavalla 721.6 Blacktip shark Carcharhinus limbatus 667.0 Hardhead catfish Arius felis 630.2 Barbfish Scorpaena brasiliensis 609.7 Smooth dogfish Mustelus canis 591.6 Striped anchovy Anchoa hepsetus 540.8 Cownose ray Rhinoptera bonasus 500.8 Summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus Pigfish Orthopristis chrysoptera 509.8 Scorpionfish Scorpaena spp.
Another man indicated that he wanted a sponsor who would "call him on his stuff." Unlike most participants, he did not even mind if the confrontational tone was aggressive because he considered himself such a "hardhead."
Gafftopsail catfish (Bagre marinus Mitchill) and hardhead catfish (Ariopsis felis Linnaeus) also contributed to the total catch and were collected primarily in subtidal oyster reef and nonvegetated bottom habitats.
I suspect that part of my problem is that my past four dogs were from softer, more biddable breeds, and I am probably better suited to dogs that take less force than a hardhead like she is.
With Hardhead Ed at the helm, you can guess what the decision was.
In addition to blue crabs, other species were captured during the duration of the study, including stiped hermit crabs (Clibanarius vittatus, n = 82), hardhead catfish (Arius felis, n = 6) and a single red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).
Walker 2005 Oxygen isotope composition of modern and archaeological otoliths from the estuarine hardhead catfish (Ariopsis felis) and their potential to record low-latitude climate change.