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hard candy

noun
1.
candy, often fruit flavored, made by boiling together sugar and corn syrup.
Origin of hard candy
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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  • The snow cooled it at once, and turned it into clear, hard candy.

  • They are a small, hard candy, and being thrown with vicious emphasis, they rattled upon the bare floor like bullets.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • They started with the smallest children and gave each one of them one orange and one sack of hard candy.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor

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