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Coarseness

Billingsgate
site of a London fishmarket, known for foul and abusive language. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 106]
Branghtons, the
Evelina’s rude, coarse cousins. [Br. Lit.: Evelina]
Crawley, Sir Pitt
vulgar aristocrat. [Br. Lit.: Vanity Fair]
Goops
naughty, balloon-headed children. [Am. Lit.: Goops and How To Be Them, Hart, 323]
Neanderthal man
early form of man, Caucasoid and strongly built. [Anthropology: NCE, 1900]
Ochs, Baron
vulgar, lecherous nobleman. [Aust. Opera: R. Strauss, Rosenkavalier, Westerman, 423–425]
Pike
“he expectorates vehemently” [Am. Lit.: At Home and Abroad, Hart, 655]
Tearsheet, Doll
prostitute with vitriolic vocabulary. [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV]
Troglodytes
race of uncivilized cave dwellers. [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1103]
xanthium
symbolizes bad manners and rudeness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Yahoos
loutish, abusive brutes in shape of men. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
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As for assessing blame for the coarseness of political discourse, respondents identified political parties, elected officials, and the media as the prime culprits.
His story is told through mixed media that at times achieve the coarseness of woodcut and at others the sharpness of collage, giving the novel a broad visual palette that matches its dramatic variety of emotions.
He's a really decent guy who has had to put up with some of his wife's excesses and occasional coarseness because he loves her.
With a pronounced vibrato and woolly timbre, incomprehensible French and a stylistic coarseness, Prestia's gentle knight is as effective as a windmill without sails.
Too many drawings are of unredeemed coarseness of line, and numerous half-tones were taken with cameras that did not have facilities to correct vertical distortions, so should have been rejected.
But their crude coarseness is bound to rub off on the millions who watch the programmes.
IF ever one moment summed up the contrast between the heritage and history of Manchester United and the crass coarseness of the modern Chelsea, it came on Wednesday night.
Director Michel Hazanavicius and screenwriter Jean-Francois Halin have steered the film away from the coarseness of the "Austin Powers" movies toward something a bit more elegant and cinematic, though still shamelessly silly.
But stubble lacks the finer taper of unshaven hair, giving the impression of coarseness.
But it is certainly true that if the comeback tour marks the contribution the Spice Girls made to our way of life, then it's a celebration of coarseness and shallowness.
The female sales assistant seemed to speak in a foreign language of coarseness, watts, hertz and density.
The Post reported that the letter stated donors should "take a stand against this kind of coarseness and pettiness in American culture.