Hards

• (n. pl.) The refuse or coarse part of fiax; tow.
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Hards

Hards (härdz) noun plural [ Middle English herdes , Anglo-Saxon heordan ; akin to German hede .] The refuse or coarse part of fiax; tow.
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hards

the coarse part of flax, tow, hards, oakum to calk ships.
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