hards

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See also: Hards and härds

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hards

  1. plural of hard

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English herdes, hurdes, from Old English heordan (hards of flax, tow), weak feminine plural of heorde (headhair), from Proto-Germanic *hezdǭ, *hazdaz (compare Dutch hede (hards, tow), Old Norse haddr (hair)), from Proto-Indo-European *kes- (to comb, card) (compare Hittite [Term?] (/kišzi/) ~ [Term?] (/kišanzi/, to comb, card), Serbo-Croatian čèšati (to scratch, comb)).

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Noun[edit]

hards (uncountable)

  1. The short coarser fibers of flax or hemp; tow.

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Adjective[edit]

hards

  1. plural of hard