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[hahrd-bound] /ˈhɑrdˈbaʊnd/
(of a book) bound with a stiff cover, usually of cloth or leather; casebound.
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Origin of hardbound
First recorded in 1725-35; hard + bound1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The baroness was not a young woman, and she was a hardbound Blue.

  • "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

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