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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hardy  \Har"dy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Hardier};  superl.  {Hardiest}.]  [F. 
  hardi,  p.  p.  fr  OF  hardir  to  make  bold;  of  German  origin, 
  cf  OHG.  hertan  to  harden,  G.  h["a]rten.  See  {Hard},  a.] 
  1.  Bold;  brave;  stout;  daring;  resolu?e;  intrepid. 
 
  Hap  helpeth  hardy  man  alway.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Confident;  full  of  assurance;  in  a  bad  sense  morally 
  hardened;  shameless. 
 
  3.  Strong;  firm;  compact. 
 
  [A]  blast  may  shake  in  pieces  his  hardy  fabric. 
  --South. 
 
  4.  Inured  to  fatigue  or  hardships;  strong;  capable  of 
  endurance;  as  a  hardy  veteran;  a  hardy  mariner. 
 
  5.  Able  to  withstand  the  cold  of  winter. 
 
  Note:  Plants  which  are  hardy  in  Virginia  may  perish  in  New 
  England.  Half-hardy  plants  are  those  which  are  able  to 
  withstand  mild  winters  or  moderate  frosts. 




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