Tough-head

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tough-head (Zoöl) The ruddy duck.
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Usage

In literature:

Later still, the heads in fine condition and tough to withstand scratches, they plunge into the dense thickets.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
Both face and head were bald, and his skin was tough and leathery.
"A Voyage to Arcturus" by David Lindsay
The door opened then and Bart Nelson put out his head, his jaws working over a mouthful of food that seemed tough.
"Cow-Country" by B. M. Bower
Their hair was black as ink and tough as wire: it stuck up and poked out and hung down about their heads in bushes and spikes and tangles.
"Irish Fairy Tales" by James Stephens
You're ridin' game in a tough place, as any man has to do who starts with only his pants and his head on.
"You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter" by Gilbert Parker
He'll fall on his yellow head, and it's as tough as a cocoanut.
"Jackanapes" by Juliana Horatio Ewing
Here, you must find some tough cane to lay the head on.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
They had gone on for some time, when Hector's tough little horse suddenly came down, and threw him over its head.
"The Frontier Fort" by W. H. G. Kingston
One of these, a tough thick one without knot or flaw, and about five feet long, he fitted to the iron head with great neatness and skill.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was a big, powerful man, with huge head, large shoulders, well-built limbs, firmly knit, and tough as iron.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
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In news:

Packers were undefeated heading into contest with tough Lions team.
Beverly Schaefer/For The Times Princeton University women's basketball head coach Courtney Banghart still has a tough time accepting her team's loss to Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
A little over a year ago, Matt Groening had a tough decision to make: should his robot's head be square or rounded.
North Texas head coach Dan McCarney made it tough on Zach Olen this week.
Wrong-headed Ontario budget tough on public sector, vague on the rest.
When you need to unwind after a tough day at the office, head over to The Cellar Wine Bar where owner Jeff Rempfer has created a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere.
Jon Embree figured this would be a tough year for Colorado football, but the Buffaloes' head coach isn't passing blame on anyone else.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Texas coach Rick Barnes says his team is heading back to Austin from Hawaii with two tough losses in the Maui Invitational and plenty of lessons.
Texas coach Rick Barnes says his team is heading back to Austin from Hawaii with two tough losses in the Maui Invitational and plenty of lessons.
LAHAINA, Hawaii—Texas coach Rick Barnes says his team is heading back to Austin from Hawaii with two tough losses in the Maui Invitational and plenty of lessons.
After last night's tough 61-52 win over Stephen F Austin, head coach Tim Floyd was asked where his team has improved the most since the start of the season.
Drew Hallowell/Getty ImagesAndy Reid and the Eagles head into the bye week coming off a pair of tough losses.
Tregaskiss has upgraded the design of its TOUGH LOCK Retaining Heads.
But that's a tough message for the head of the area's lead tourism promotion agency to sell to people not familiar with Erie winters.
You've gotta watch out for soccer hooligans, athletes who weren't tough enough to play football and you've always gotta have your head on the swivel for stray balls.
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