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rough

1. a sketch or preliminary piece of artwork
2. the rough Golf the part of the course bordering the fairways where the grass is untrimmed
3. Tennis Squash Badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form an uneven line

rough

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(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
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The rough diamonds which have been tendered are the result of the continued processing of material in the +1.
Positioned in Dubai between producing countries in Africa and cutting centres in South Asia and the Far East, the DDE is expected to realise a dramatic upsurge in the trade of rough diamonds through its exchange.
Surat Rough Diamond Sourcing of India signed a deal with Harare to buy diamonds in return for training cutters and polishers in Zimbabwe.
DTC rough diamond prices are now, on average, comparable to June 2008 pre-recession levels," the group said.
61607; DMCC delegation meets with Angolan government officials Discusses opportunities for promoting rough diamond trade Strengthens Dubai's focus on ethically sourced diamonds
It was not until the 15th century rough diamonds began to be turned into sparkling gems.
We have also been witnessing a sharp increase in rough diamond inventories held in Dubai, which underlines Dubai's status as a major distribution conduit for leading manufacturing markets.
With anticipated rises in rough diamond prices we would expect overall 2008 sales to be higher.
THE BBC has dropped Rough Diamond, the Sunday evening racing drama screened earlier this year, after just one series, writes Graham Green.
Trade Minister Mari Elka Pengestu has issued a regulation on the imports and exports of rough diamond in compliance with a U.
The group reported that rough diamond sales were strong throughout the year as low interest rates encouraged cutting centres to finance higher levels of stock.
This report provides historical and forecast data on rough Diamond production and rough Diamond consumption to 2020.