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hard-boiled

  (informal)
a hard-boiled person behaves as if they have no emotions (always before noun) Bogart plays the hard-boiled detective that women find irresistibly attractive.
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What, if any, are the religious reasons for eating matzo and hard-boiled eggs at a Passover Seder?
Since there's a performance-art slant to today's burlesque and the dancers are often nonprofessionals, a far friendlier vibe exists at a Velvet Hammer show than at, for example, the hard-boiled ``gentlemen's clubs'' that have proliferated over the past decade.
The film starts out with a hard-boiled voice-over by one Jerry Cooper (Will Stewart) that vaguely explains why he's been reduced to sleeping in an old car that won't run.
11) That is, the world of the hard-boiled detectives -- the duros -- presented by noir texts, whether written or filmed, involves the depiction of the "dark" underside of society, where corruption and violence, sex and death, go hand in hand.
95) stuffed with feta cheese and veggies (olives, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, eggplant) or other things, also served up with a house salad plus a hard-boiled egg.
Timetable: Tuesday, bring a hard-boiled egg to decorate then enter it into a competition to win a prize.
Although first published in 1930, the story has not lost any of its appeal for fans of the hard-boiled detective fiction genre in this fine atmospheric recording.
The subtext of the saga, as Wilson lays it out in the sections of his chapters focused on thematic issues, is a struggle for masculine identity delineated through ethical themes, which is a feature placing Mosley's detective in the hard-boiled category of the genre.
One evening the menu might consist of hard-boiled eggs stuffed with live shrimp.
I supposed that's a rather hard-boiled way to begin discussing such a soft-boiled and likable film as David Searching, which stars Anthony Rapp (Rent's captivating lead) as a documentary filmmaker whose heart is as stalled as his career.
But it wasn't until Dashiell Hammett introduced hard-boiled operatives, such as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, that detective mysteries became a truly American icon.
Most of Denning's sources are secondary and Conservative--you find in his bibliography the names you would expect to find in a work of left-leaning interdisciplinary history (and I do mean "interdisciplinary history," not American Studies--the difference between the two becomes clear when you read Mechanic Accents and Hard-boiled against each other): Henry Nash Smith, Alan Trachtenberg, Karl Marx.
In John Huston's version of Dashiell Hammett's classic hard-boiled detective story, the relic in question is a black bird that's supposed to be covered with a bucketful of jewels.
He then blew a whistle to start the race, where children used spoons to propel hard-boiled eggs along the lawn to a finish line.