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hard-boiled

1. Literally, having reached a solid state through boiling, as of eggs. Mom is making hard-boiled eggs for breakfast.
2. Tough and dispassionate; hardened by experience. My brother, the hard-boiled police officer, becomes a gushing fool if you ask him about his baby daughter.

hardboiled

mod. tough; heartless. Do you have to act so hardboiled?
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So do take your hard-boiled eggs seriously, along with those vendors who are out and about on the streets this season to provide you with this great source of health on the way.
The classic stance of the hard-boiled protagonist is thus signaled in this opening paragraph by a suggestion of knowing perceptiveness.
The book does a nice job in underscoring the errors in the "one size fits all" depictions of hard-boiled detectives but, in differentiating Marlowe from such characters, implies that "one size fits all" applies to most other detectives in the genre, which is not the case.
This use of nineteenth-century sentimental literature, which is the big story of this book, proceeds along two general lines: one, that hard-boiled crime fiction critiques sentimental literature; two, that hard-boiled crime fiction is sentimental literature.
Dinner: Salmon steaks and a selection of vegetables Snacks (if needed): Natural live yoghurt, vegetable crudits, hard-boiled eggs, extra meat or fish DAY FIVE: Breakfast: Plain or ham omelette Lunch: Chicken with vegetables or salad; natural live yoghurt Dinner: Paella (brown rice, Mediterraneanvegetables and seafood) Snacks (if needed): Natural live yoghurt, vegetable crudits, hard-boiled eggs, extra meat or fish
The final chapter of Hard-Boiled Sentimentality charts the rise of serial killers as contemporary crime-story habitues.
The egg board says unpeeled hard-boiled eggs will keep for up to one week in the fridge, but Food Dude suspects they'll stick around longer.
And as several celebrity chefs pointed out, as there is no alarm on the eggs, you still have to watch them for when the writing appears, otherwise they will be hard-boiled anyway.
2) 45% of the UK population eat hard-boiled sweets (1)
Although writers such as Rafael Bernal and Maria Elvira Bermudez made an effort to remain close to the established conventions of the genre, the American hard-boiled and the English analytical models, respectively, many Mexican authors have chosen to experiment, particularly with the novel.
But the informed, pertinent, and well-written essay on "The Global Popularity of the Hard-Boiled Style" as well as the Spanish-language film poster for La dalia azul (The Blue Dahlia, Paramount, 1946), starring Allan Ladd and Veronica Lake, brought waves of nostalgia and moved me to tears.
These include: Tramezzini Ei (hard-boiled eggs, chives, mustard and Italian spices); Tramezzini Tiroler (smoked Tyrolean ham, gherkins, pickled onions, fresh peppers, hard-boiled eggs); Tramezzini Diavolo (fiery pickled peppers, fresh peppers, gherkins, hard-boiled eggs, herbs and spices) and Tramezzini Thunfisch (tuna fish and olives in mayonnaise.
The Israeli army's food division of the Technology & Logistics Branch has announced it will be introducing pre-boiled hard-boiled eggs, ready to eat.
CULTURAL INTERSECTIONS: THE AMERICAN HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE NOVEL AND EARLY FRENCH ROMAN NOIR
In Ridley Scott's violent and smoky blend of post-apocalyptic sci-fi and hard-boiled film noir, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is an ex-cop conscripted to hunt down and destroy Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and four other runaway cyborgs that have come back to Earth in search of their maker and a little revenge.