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Verb sense of "to seal the breach of a gun"?[edit]

I have seen obdurate used as a verb meaning "to seal the breach of a gun." I cannot give a citation, but perhaps someone else has seen this usage. --

The OED shows an obsolete verb sense meaning "to harden." So what you saw might have been a variation on that sense. -- WikiPedant 16:15, 19 December 2007 (UTC)