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hardbound

[hahrd-bound]
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  1. (of a book) bound with a stiff cover, usually of cloth or leather; casebound.
Compare paperback.

Origin of hardbound

First recorded in 1725–35; hard + bound1
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Examples from the Web for hardbound

Historical Examples

  • The baroness was not a young woman, and she was a hardbound Blue.

    The Tragic Comedians, Complete

    George Meredith

  • "I would'nt be angry, Cousin," said little Sam, when the porpoise gave token that he was hardbound in slumber.

    Chanticleer

    Cornelius Mathews

  • Yes, the hard-bound human mind, like the hardbound soil, has to be ploughed up.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote