In height he was tall, and his figure was thin and loose-jointed, but stringy and hard-bitten.
The hard-bitten tailor was easy to quarrel with at any time.
Soldiers appeared, hard-bitten, tough, professional Greek soldiers.
There is no gainsaying that the Solomons are a hard-bitten bunch of islands.
He was a fighter, a dominant, hard-bitten woodsman, so the tale ran.