hard·bound | \ˈhärd-ˌbau̇nd \

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Under prison policy, hardbound publications, other than legal or religious publications, that are larger than 8 ½ x 11 or more than two inches thick are not allowed. Anne Blythe And Ames Alexander, charlotteobserver, "‘New Jim Crow’ was banned from NC prisons in the morning. By afternoon, the book was off the list. | Charlotte Observer," 23 Jan. 2018 On the conference table lay Regan’s personal copy of his yearbook: the 1977 edition from Mill Lane Junior High in New York, its green hardbound cover darkened by grime. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, WIRED, "Tale of a Would-Be Spy, Buried Treasure, and Uncrackable Code," 25 Jan. 2010

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1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hardbound was in 1906

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English Language Learners Definition of hardbound

of a book : having a stiff or hard cover

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