dure

Dure \Dure\, a. [L. durus; akin to Ir. & Gael. dur ?, stubborn, W. dir certain, sure, cf. Gr. ? force.] Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome. [R.] [1913 Webster] The winter is severe, and life is dure and rude. --W. H. Russell. [1913 Webster]