A severe and pugnacious person; tough guy: Our asi idea of a hero is really a ''hard-boiled egg''
[1880s+; because ''it can't be beat'']
Cut a hard-boiled egg into slices one eighth of an inch thick.
Lift to a hot platter and garnish with a slice of hard-boiled egg.
Serve on toast and garnish with hard-boiled egg cut in slices.
The twins, because they were the guests, were given each a hard-boiled egg.
A hard-boiled egg, preferably one that has been cooked for some time in water kept under boiling point, will vary this diet.
First of all, cover each slice with a thin layer of hard-boiled egg that has been pressed through a sieve or chopped very fine.
Mine was a hard-boiled egg from my holster, a piece of native bread, and some tea.
His customary breakfast was comprised of a hard-boiled egg, a slice of tongue, dry toast and tea.
A very safe mixture, and one recommended for summer, is made by using the yolk of a hard-boiled egg with a raw yolk.
There are, however, those who would have us believe it was mere childish petulance at a chilly rasher or a hard-boiled egg.