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hardscrabble

Postby Klimt » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:28 pm

providing or yielding meagerly in return for much effort; demanding or unrewarding.


the hardscrabble existence of mountainside farmers.

the sharecropper's hardscrabble life.

Its cost was to be seventy thousand dollars, which was an enormous sum in those hardscrabble days.
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Postby Slava » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:11 pm

An excellent "dust-bowl" era word.
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