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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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Nutritionists say that ideally 10 to 35 per cent of a person's diet should contain protein, and hard-boiled eggs, a quick and healthy snack, are a good source of that.
If the "sheer homophobic idiocy" of this theory is beyond question, though, Cain's attempt in Serenade to incorporate a musical sensibility into the hard-boiled tough guy aesthetic (and to keep all signs of queerness at bay in doing so) gives the novel an enduring interest.
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe traces the origins and development of the hard-boiled detective nicely, though along traditional lines, from the works of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett to those of Chandler, Mickey Spillane, and Ross Macdonald.
Hard-Boiled Sentimentality makes an important contribution to this line of thinking by exploring just how steadily and with what great success the genre of hard-boiled crime fiction has carried on the work of nineteenth-century sentimentalism.
DAY TWO Breakfast: Brown rice cereal (unsweetened puffed cereal available from health shops) - 100g - preferably dry or served with water Lunch: Plain or ham omelette and mixed salad Dinner: Pork or lamb chops with a selection of vegetables Snacks (if needed): Natural live yoghurt, vegetable crudits, hard-boiled eggs, extra meat or fish DAY THREE Breakfast: Scrambled eggs
Cassuto names other prior persuasions that have colored the structure, style, and world view characteristic of "hard-boiled" crime fiction.
Dear Food Dude: My question is: When you cook hard-boiled eggs, why are they sometimes difficult to peel?
To check the benefits to the pups, the researchers gave some a series of live, stingless scorpions and others equivalent dinners of hard-boiled eggs.
Golgo 13 won't win any prizes for political correctness (characters of different ethnicities are drawn somewhat stereotypically, for instance), but the stories will certainly appeal to lovers of hard-boiled adventure.
We analyze the American "hard-boiled" approach versus the British "arm chair" approach to this genre, looking at characteristics which include narrative structures, plot devices, themes, stylistic flourishes, characterizations, and the function of detective heroes within the stories.
Scott Gelber, "A 'Hard-Boiled Order': The Reeducation of Disabled WWI Veterans in New York City"
Yet Prince's abiding blend of avantgarde and kitsch has never been cleverer than in My Life Story, 2004-2005, in which four hard-boiled jokes are stenciled on a grid of standard-issue yellow checks stretched across an expanse of creamy white, or in My Religion, 2004-2005, in which the checks--now preprinted with images of Jimi Hendrix--are arrayed in a loose configuration evocative of Jasper Johns's signature flagstone pattern.
Already in the can are shows on gay parenting, a supernatural soap opera, a gothic horror series, a naval action drama, another about a rogue asteroid, and a hard-boiled detective series.
Add two hard-boiled eggs and a serving of whole cashews--about one handful--for another 17 g, and you've met your protein needs for the day.
Hard-boiled nutritionists once classified all eggs as cholesterol raisers and a cardiovascular risk.