hardihood \HAHR-dee-hood\, noun:
1. boldness or daring; courage.
2. audacity or impudence.
3. strength; power; vigor: the hardihood of youth.
4. hardy spirit or character; determination to survive; fortitude: the hardihood of early settlers.
Hardihood came to English in the 1600s from the Old French hardir meaning "to harden" or "to make bold." This ultimately comes from the Proto-Germanic hardjan meaning "to make hard."
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How many children did Bob Cratchit have in the Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol?
- Six. They’re identified in the novel as sons Tiny Tim and Peter, daughters Martha and Belinda, and two unnamed younger children, a boy and a girl.
- Christmas Day
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- George Washington: crossed the Delaware River to attack British forces in New Jersey (1776)
- Nicolae Ceauşescu: Romanian leader and his wife were executed (1989)
- Dame Rebecca West 1892
- Robert Ripley 1893
- Cal Farley 1895
- Humphrey Bogart 1899
- Cab (Cabell) Calloway III 1907
- Henry Vestine 1944 - Musician (Canned Heat)
- John Edwards 1944 - Musician (The Spinners)
- Ken Stabler (NFL) 1945
- Gary Sandy 1945 - Actor ("WKRP In Cincinnati")
- Noel Redding 1945 - Musician (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
- Larry Csonka 1946 - Football player
- Jimmy Buffett 1946 - Singer
- Barbara Mandrell 1948
- Sissy Spacek 1949 - Actress
- Desireless 1952
- Steve Wariner 1954 - Country Singer
- Robin Campbell (UB40) 1954
- Annie Lennox 1954 - Singer (Eurythmics)
- Shane McGowan (Pogues) 1957
- Klea Scott 1968
- Noel Hogan 1971 - Musician (Cranberries)
- Alecia Elliot 1982 - Country singer