Middle English Dictionary Entry

hẹ̄rd(e n.(3)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Pl. The coarse part of flax, hards; also, sg. a piece of the hards; (b) hards used in med. & surg.; --?also sg.

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  • ?c1400(1379) Daniel *Treat.Uroscopy (Roy 17.D.1)f.89vb (3.3) : The burble..cleueþ hard to þe cercle of þe vryn or to þe side of þe vrinal, in so mykel þat wiþ a stik wapped in herdes or in a clout, it wil vnneþes awai or vnneþes breken.
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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. hards (pl.).