Because it lacks the stylish voice of a hard-boiled detective noir, it sometimes feels coldly industrious.
On a lighter note, your character in the film has an interesting eating habit: he eats two hard-boiled eggs a day.
The course looked like a fine senior year coast through some hard-boiled paperbacks, certainly nothing life-changing.
Since this fall, though, as the governing got tough, the president has been avoiding fiction for some hard-boiled history.
They are poached instead of hard-boiled, boasting anti-heroes with nihilistic worldviews who are nevertheless vulnerable.
Cut a hard-boiled egg into slices one eighth of an inch thick.
No eggs, nor ham, nor hard-boiled clam,But Veg'table Vitamines.
Turn over it a dressing made as for cold slaw; mix it well and garnish with slices of hard-boiled eggs.
Drop these into the soup, also the chopped, hard-boiled eggs.
Serve on toast and garnish with hard-boiled egg cut in slices.
Severe and uncompromising; strict and pugnacious; tough: The rather hard-boiled painting that hangs in Father's office
[1886+; fr hardboiled egg]