Origin of hard-shell
Examples from the Web for hard-shell
There are reasons, in other words, for hard-shell conservatives to give him the gimlet eye.Rand Paul Woos the Base With Hot Monica Lewinsky Talk|Michael Tomasky|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One main culprit was the hard-shell helmet that had essentially become a spearing weapon.Super Bowl XLVIII Is Set to Be the Most Violent One Yet|Evin Demirel|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What the hard-shell righties want to know is not about the boring issue of consular security.
From a policy perspective, this is the next battleground, the pressure point of resistance for the hard-shell ideologues.The Resistance Begins: Rick Scott Announces Florida Won't Take Medicaid Money|Michael Tomasky|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When the oyster season closes in April, the hard-shell clam comes into vogue, the season lasting until September or October.
He is such a hard-shell being that he cannot put out feelers to his kind.Greenmantle|John Buchan
The former is sold in the San Francisco markets as the "hard-shell clam."
M—— was a Hard-shell Baptist, and owned the church, which was built also of logs.The Minute Man of the Frontier|W. G. Puddefoot
Find out what you yourself really do think, and if you turn out a Sun-worshiper or a Hard-shell Baptist, why, good luck.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis