hards - (informal) Mail laid aside pending instructions on proper dispatch. (Also calledselects)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.


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  • Hards — (h[aum]rdz), n. pl. [OE. herdes, AS. heordan; akin to G. hede.] The refuse or coarse part of flax; tow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hards — [härdz] pl.n. [ME hardes < OE heordan, pl., flax hards, akin to MLowG herde < IE base * kes to scrape, comb > Gr keskeon, tow] TOW2 …   English World dictionary

  • Hards — Tow, coarse portions of flax or hemp. [< OldEngl. heorde = tow, hards] Cf. Hair shirt; Here2 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Hards — This very interesting surname recorded in the spellings of Hard and Harde, and the patronymics Hardes, Hards, Hardison, Hardstone, and Hardson, is of Olde English pre 7th century origins. It derives from the ancient word heard meaning hardy,… …   Surnames reference

  • hards — /hahrdz/, n.pl. the refuse or coarser parts of flax or hemp, separated in hackling. Also, hurds. [bef. 900; ME herdes, OE heordan] * * * …   Universalium

  • hards — achards …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • hards — n. rough parts or waste of flax or hemp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hards — n. pl. Tow, refuse flax …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hards — /hadz/ (say hahdz) plural noun British Obsolete the refuse or coarser parts of flax or hemp, separated in hackling. Also, hurds. {Middle English herdes, Old English heordan} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hards — I. ˈhärdz noun plural Etymology: Middle English hardes, herdes more at hurds : hurds II. plural of hard …   Useful english dictionary

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