heardness
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heardness
AddHeardnissae rigore, Txts. 92, 871. I. hardness, callosity, hard material Wið ǽlce heardnysse, fearres smeru mylt . . . ealle þá sár and hearde hyt gelíðigaþ and gehnesceaþ, Lch. i. 366, 26. Ealle yfele heardnyssa and gegaderunga heó tófereþ, 270, 16. II. obduracy. Cf. heard; IV. Tó heardnisse (duritiam ) heortan eówre, Mt. R. 19, 8 : Mk. L. R. 10, 5. III. strictness, severity, austerity. Cf. heard; V. Hé in heardnesse munuclifes lifde in monachica districtione uitam duxit, Bd. 4, 26; Sch. 508, 5.
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