Origin of hard-set
Examples from the Web for hard-set
But with hard-set teeth she told herself that she would not give in.A Country Sweetheart|Dora Russell
Every egg, unless “hard-set,” should be blown as soon as removed from the nest.
Hard-set eggs have been taken in the beginning of September and as late as 27th December.A Bird Calendar for Northern India|Douglas Dewar
But the season was getting late, and the nests mostly contained young birds, or eggs so hard-set as to be useless.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford
The hard-set jaw relaxed and his lips melted into a smile under his moustache, and he bent down and kissed her.A Honeymoon in Space|George Griffith