Definition of Hardbacks

1. Noun. (plural of hardback) ¹

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Definition of Hardbacks

1. hardback [n] - See also: hardback

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hardbacks

hard to please(p)
hard tubercle
hard ulcer
hard up
hard water
hard wheat
hard wired
hard work
hard worker
hard yakka
hard yards
hardbacks (current term)

Literary usage of Hardbacks

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Obeah: Witchcraft in the West Indies by Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell (1893)
"... Cockroaches—hardbacks—Lizards—Ants— Plague of ants in 1770—Centipedes—Scorpions—Serpents. A GREAT trial to a new-comer in the tropics are the insects of ..."

2. Among the Indians of Guiana: Being Sketches Chiefly Anthropologic from the by Everard Ferdinand Im Thurn (1883)
"After all, the annoyance caused by hardbacks is very slight; their visits occur only at long intervals, and the morning after such a visit every one of the ..."

3. The History of British Guiana: Comprising a General Description of the by Henry G. Dalton (1855)
"Insects prevalent: hardbacks, winged ants, and moths. Birds: wild ducks. June.—Decided rainy weather, estates often under water. Plantation walks injured ..."

4. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1867)
"As for the hardbacks, they at least beg to be excused from joining him in that logical excursion, and insist on striking the monkey altogether out from ..."

5. Huckleberries Gathered from New England Hills by Rose Terry Cooke (1891)
"And now the last one I 'd got lies a-buried in the sand an' stuns in that lonesome graveyard, full o' hardbacks and ..."

6. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1861)
"According to Mr. Bewicke, " the people call them 'hardbacks' and say that they only appear in the turtle season." After a careful examination of them, ..."

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