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harsh

mod. bad; rude. She’s a harsh lady and doesn’t care how you feel.

harsh toke

1. n. an irritating puff of a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs.) Wow, that was a harsh toke. Yuck!
2. n. anything or anyone unpleasant. Sally can sure be a harsh toke when she wants.
See also: harsh, toke
References in classic literature ?
It was broken by just such a low, harsh, grating sound, as had before attracted the attention of the king and his councillors when the former threw the wine in the face of Trippetta.
At these words the other broke into a short, harsh roar of laughter.
Silent, like sorrowing children, the birds have ceased their song, and only the moorhen's plaintive cry and the harsh croak of the corncrake stirs the awed hush around the couch of waters, where the dying day breathes out her last.
Then suddenly the grating sound of a harsh voice was heard from the other side of the door, and the officer- with pale face and trembling lips- came out and passed through the waiting room, clutching his head.
At times, so tightly did they draw, the mouth became stern and harsh, even ascetic.
married life--when I say my first harsh word, when you make your first hasty reply--then, in the solitude of your own room, in the stillness of the wakeful night, you will think of my first wife's miserable death.
My thoughts were growing harsh again, though they grew harsh slowly.
A child, that talked like a grown man, and said harsh things to their very faces!
His manner was ironically courteous, his harsh voice was pitched in one sardonic monotony of tone.
The song may be compared to that of the Sedge warbler, but is more powerful; some harsh notes and some very high ones, being mingled with a pleasant warbling.
Nay, let me answer for you, that in a few this harsh temper may be found but not in the majority of mankind.
This is a harsh judgment to form of 'dear, noble-minded, generous-hearted Walter,' but I fear it is too just.
Do not," says he, "impose so harsh a command upon me--my heart bleeds faster than those lips.
A bleakness came into his eyes, and the lines of his mouth grew severe and harsh.
Thus spake Zarathustra to himself while ascending, comforting his heart with harsh maxims: for he was sore at heart as he had never been before.