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adj. har·di·er, har·di·est
1. Able to withstand difficult or adverse conditions; robust: hardy explorers; hardy perennials.
a. Courageous; intrepid.
b. Archaic Brazenly daring; audacious.
[Middle English, from Old French hardi, past participle of hardir, make hard, embolden, of Germanic origin; see kar- in Indo-European roots.]
left to right: cold-cutting and hot-cutting hardy chisel heads
n. pl. har·dies
A square-shanked chisel that fits into a square hole in an anvil.
[Probably from hard.]
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in a hardy manner
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