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  1. (verb-transitive) To boil (an egg) in the shell to a solid consistency.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. At least with eggs you hard-boil off the letters, or crack the shell and toss the words out with it. - James Napoli: Everything I Needed To Know I Learned From Matt Damon and Eggs
  2. They're obviously from a mixed flock -- blue, green, white, and brown shells -- and they're so fresh you can't get them out of the shell whole if you hard-boil them, because they have no air spaces. - if you turn your back on god don't turn your back on love
  3. Note: to hard-boil the yolks saving the egg whites for other dishes, place a pan filled with about 2 inches of water on high heat. - Ovis Mollis « Baking History
  4. There are three recipes for all-purpose doughs or batters and two techniques: how to hard-cook/hard-boil an egg and how to poach a chicken breast. - SARA MOULTON’S EVERYDAY FAMILY DINNERS
  5. Julia figured out that the way to hard-boil an egg is to stop short of actually boiling it. - SARA MOULTON’S EVERYDAY FAMILY DINNERS


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